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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Food
Native American - Woodland ➔ Long Handled Wooden Spoon

Identifier:
112043
Description:
Long-handled wooden ladle with carving of bird on top of handle, the end of which is carved as a backward hook to fit over the edge of a bowl. Shaft of handled ornamented with decorative notches and depression.

In the Northeast region, wooden ladles were used to serve food and as eating utensils. Elaborately carved animals were often placed on the end of the handle to hook on to the edge of a bowl.
Date:
circa 1885
Materials:
Wood
Dimensions:
14.25" h 2.75" w
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Museum Purchase
Exhibit/Program
Great Lakes Fur Traders (after 2015)
At the heart of the fur trade was the development of effective communication between two radically different cultures.  Both the Native Americans and the Europeans were changed by their contact with each other, yet they managed to create a mutually beneficial system which persisted for 250 years.
Maker/Donor
Carter, N. E.
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