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Sioux Primary

Quirt (Riding Whip)

Catlinite, leather, wool felt, silk ribbon, and nickel (?)

31 1/2 in. x 2 3/16 in. x 13/16 in. (80 cm x 5.5 cm x 2 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 70.E1.16
Other Number(s): 24278 (The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Number)
Geography: North and Central America, United States, Great Plains
Classification: Tools and Equipment
Culture/Nationality: Sioux, Native American
Collection: William S. Vaux Collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

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  • Native American - Typically reserved to refer narrowly to the cultures of the native peoples of the United States and Canada, excluding the Eskimos and Aleuts. For the indigenous peoples of Canada use the term "First Nations." For the broader concept of the cultures of any native peoples of Central America, South America, North America, or the West Indies who are considered to belong to the Mongoloid division of the human species, use "Amerindian (culture)."
  • North American - Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.
  • Plains Indian - Indian peoples who inhabit, or formerly inhabited, the North American Great Plains, which is a vast grassland between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains and from present-day provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada through the present-day state of Texas in the United States. The area is drained principally by the Missouri and Mississippi rivers; the valleys of this watershed are the most reliable sites from which to obtain fresh water, wood, and most plant foods.
  • quirts - Riding whips with short rigid handles to which one or more leather lashes are attached.
  • Sioux - Refers to the culture of the Sioux, a North American Plains Indian people, or confederation of peoples, of Siouan linguistic stock. Sioux is an abbreviation of Nadouessioux, a name originally used to refer to them by the Ojibwa; the word Dakota means "allies." There are three main divisions of the Sioux: Santee, Yankton, and Teton, calling themselves, respectively, Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota.

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