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 through it. I secured it from Mrs. Charlie Dutchman on the Menominee Reservation 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. Because the spoon is broad and shallow, the food cooled faster.

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