This specimen is one half of a deer rack displaying two tines or points.
In modern days, antlers are often used as decoration or to display as trophies. Historically, however, they were commonly used by Native American tribes such as the Anishinabek to create tools such as needles, scrapes, and hoes. They could also be used to create jewelry.
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.
Virtual Discovery Kit: Anishinabe Culture (April 2020) Learn how the Anishinabek have lived alongside the natural world through a variety of artifacts that tell the story of the first people of this place.