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Choctaw Usage of Horns

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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[1] 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.

 

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  1. James Adair, History of the American Indians, p. 421, London, 1775.

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