Long Handled Wooden Spoon
Long Handled Wooden Spoon
Long Handled Wooden Spoon

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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Food & Drink
Native American - Northeast and Southeast Woodland
Native American ➔ Long Handled Wooden Spoon

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.
circa 1885
14.25" h 2.75" w
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Museum Purchase

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.

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