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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Native American - Northeast and Southeast Woodland
Native American
Ceremonial Artifacts ➔ Talking Stick

This talking stick is wrapped in buckskin and decorated with various materials including fur, deer bone, turquoise, and glass. Sticks such as this were used by many nations to keep order by permitting only the person holding the stick to speak. Once finished, it was passed to the next speaker. 
Buckskin, Fur, Deer Bone, Turquoise, Glass
13" h 3" w 3" d
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Museum Collection

Discovery Kit: Anishinabe Culture (October 25 2019)
Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.

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