People of the Waters - Fur Trade
OPM #:
L300APK-T4
Object Name:
Ladle
Description:
From the Arthur P. Kannenberg collection. He recorded the following in his catalog: "A fancy carved Menominee Indian wooden spoon. The ladle has a hole broken throught it. I secured it from Mrs. Charlie Dutchman in 1937."
Comments:
Food like soup and stew was often eaten from one common bowl or pot. Each user had a spoon that was dipped into the pot or large bowl and eaten off the spoon. Because the spoon is broad and shallow, the food cooled better.

This spoon was carved from hard maple and has decoration on the handle. The hook at the end prevents the ladle from sliding into the pot. It was collected on the Menominee Reservation in 1937.
Collector:
Kannenberg, Arthur P.
Material:
Wood
Culture/Period:
Menominee
Dimensions:
H-7 W-7.1 L-17.6 cm
People:
Dutchman, Louise
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