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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, Adair1 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.

Footnotes

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


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 February 2016.
https://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/choctaw-usage-of-horns.htm
- Last updated on Oct 13th, 2014

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