• Projectile Point

    Early American Museum

    Off-white colored stone projectile point. Equilateral shaped head with a notched stem and a lower flared base. Sharp edges on two sides and point. Probably late Hopewell/Woodland period. This point wa…

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  • Meskawki Lodge

    State Historical Society of Iowa

    Traditional house form utilized by Woodland Indians of the Great Lakes Region. Meskwaki settlement near Tama, Iowa. 1905. Meskwaki is the current spelling, preferred over Mesquakie. They were Fox as o…

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  • Birch bark dish

    Indians in the Great Lakes area

    Dish made of birch bark, octagonal center with 8 panels sewn to it with a slight slant, creating a shallow bowl; center is decorated with quillwork flower in red, greens and white; each panel is also…

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  • Splint basket

    by Iroquois Indians

    Basket: handmade, splint basket, plaited with 1/4 inch strips over wider strips (about 1 inch), bottom is all wider strips, two rows of wide splints above waist are dyed green and red and have splint…

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  • Meskawki Lodge, Reproduction

    State Historical Society of Iowa

    Free-lanced design, based on a study of Meskawki lodges The lodge is larger than the originals from the Meskawki settlement near Tama, Iowa. It is used in interpretive programs at the State Historical…

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