Choctaw Usage of Horns
Spoons are made by the Choctaw from cow horns (wak lape’she sti’mpa; literally, cow horn spoon).
Two good examples are represented in the following image.
- Choctaw Spoon
In describing the manners and customs of the Choctaw, Adair alluded to “their wooden dishes, and spoons made of wood and buffalo horn;” consequently the making of spoons is a continuation of an ancient art.
MLA Source Citation:Bushnell, David I., Jr. The Choctaw of Bayou Lacomb, St Tammay Parish Louisiana. Washington Government Printing Office. 1909. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 11 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/choctaw-usage-of-horns.htm - Last updated on Jul 1st, 2011
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