People of the Waters - Woodland
OPM #:
L268-11I
Object Name:
Whistle
Comments:
The young man was quite upset. The special whistle that he had made from the wing bone of a bird had somehow fallen out of his pouch and was lost. He had spent a great deal of time on it, even making a design on the end. Cutting the holes with a small stone and not cracking the bone was hard to do, and it took him a long time. The effort was worthwhile because the tone was beautiful, but now he had lost it.

Native people made both whistles and flutes. It is believed they were used during ceremonies, but they might have been used for other purposes, such as signaling during a hunt. This bone whistle was found in Oshkosh by a contractor in 1937 while excavating for a foundation.
Site Name:
McCauley Site
Site#:
47-WN-222
Found:
Winnebago County, WI/Oshkosh, WI
Collector:
Kohen, Charles
Material:
Bone
Culture/Period:
Woodland
Oneota
Dimensions:
W-1.3 L-17.4 cm
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