G a l l e r y

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H o č ą k  A r t i f a c t s


Implements of Stone

| Stone Celt, Doty Island Site | A Stone Axe and Stone Celts, Doty Island Site | A Muller from the Doty Island Site |

Implements of Antler and Bone

| An Implement Made of an Antler | Implements of Bone |

Copper Implements

| Copper Spear Points, Doty Island Site |

War

| The Thunderbird Warbundle | The Hawk Warbundle | A Warbundle Cover | The Contents of the Thunderbird Warbundle | The Contents of the Hawk Clan Warbundle | Warclubs of the Upper Moiety | Warclubs of the Upper Moiety and the Lower Moiety | A Flat-headed Warclub of the Lower Moiety | Tomahawk |

Hunting

| Arrowheads and Spearheads, Doty Island Site | A Bow and Bird Arrow | Bandoleers | Bandoleer Bag |

Fishing

| An Iron Harpoon Point, Doty Island Site |

Culinary Ware

| Mortars and Pestles | Wooden Bowls, 1913 | Five Wooden Bowls | Wooden Spoons | Ladles, 1913 |

Containers

Cradles

| An Ornamental Cradle Board |

Baskets

| A Collection of Hočąk Baskets |

Bags and Receptacles

| A Small Beaded Bag | A Birch Bark Receptacle | 1. Woven Bags | 2. Woven Bags | 3. Woven Bags | 4. Woven Bags | 5. Woven Bags | 6. Woven Bags | 7. Woven Bag | 8. Woven Bag with a String Handle | Openwork Woven Bags | Miscellaneous Bags | A Woven Friendship Bag | 9. A Woven Bag |

Pouches

| Fur Pouches | Beaded Tobacco Pouches

Pottery

| Pottery Shards from the Doty Island Site |

Agriculture

Travel and Transportation

| Snowshoes | Blackhawk's Snowshoe | A Staff with Markings on It |

Structures

Habitations

| An Oval Lodge | An Oval Lodge Frame | A Lodge Frame | The Frame and Interior of an Oval Lodge | A Diagram of How a Mat Lodge is Constructed | A Mat Covered Lodge | A Lodge of Reed Matting | A Lodge of Reed Matting | A Bark Lodge | Birch Bark Lodges | A Hočąk Bark Lodge | A Bark Lodge | A Lodge of Bark and Reed Matting | An Elm Bark Lodge with a Corn Drying Frame | Lodges Near Black River Falls | The Winnebago Medicine Dance Lodge | A Hočąk Medicine Rite Encampment | The Medicine Rite Lodge | The Interior of a Hočąk Medicine Rite Tent |

Grave Houses

| Grave Houses, 1887 | Funeral Huts | A Cemetery |

Frames

| A Frame for Tanning a Hide | Frame for Stringing Beads |

Rope and String

| Twine |

Clothing and Adornment

Clothing

| Old Style Clothing | A Shirt | Ceremonial Clothing | A Vest | A Section of a Neck Band | Bands | A Leather Waist Band | Decorative Moccasins (1) | Decorative Moccasins (2) |

Adornments

| A Bear Claw and Fur Necklace | The Same Kind of Claw Necklace on White Horse | Glass and Shell Beads | Women Wearing Multiple Strands of Beads | A Female Headband | A Woman's Hair Ornament | A Female Hair Ornament | Beaded Belts | Beaded Belt | Metal Bands |

Combs

| Combs |

Ritual Objects

| Otter Skin Pouches of the Medicine Rite | Animal Pouches of the Medicine Rite | Skin Pouches and Feather Fans Used in the Medicine Rite |

Whips

| Whips |

Pipes

| Old Decora's Pipe | A Catlinite Pipe |

Musical Instruments

| A Drum with as Thunderbird Motif | A Drum | A Gourd Rattle | A Flute | A Drawing of a Hočąk Flute |

Games and Amusements

| Lacrosse Sticks |


Implements of Stone

     
   
Lawson, WT, Pl. 9   Lawson, WT, Pl. 7
Stone Celt,
Doty Island Site
  A Stone Axe and Stone Celts,
Doty Island Site

 

 
Lawson, WT, Pl. 5
A Muller from the Doty Island Site

 


Implements of Antler and Bone

 
Lawson, WT, Pl. 9
An Implement Made of an Antler

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 10
Implements of Bone

 


Copper Implements

 
Lawson, WT, Pl. 9
Copper Spear Points,
Doty Island Site

 


War

     
   
BAE 37: Pl. 56b   BAE 37: Pl. 56a
The Thunderbird Warbundle   The Hawk Warbundle

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 56a
A Warbundle Cover

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 57
The Contents of the Thunderbird Clan Warbundle

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 58
The Contents of the Hawk Clan Warbundle

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 43
Warclubs of the Upper Moiety

 

     
   
BAE 37: Pl. 44   BAE 37: Pl. 45
Warclubs of the Upper Moiety
and the Lower Moiety
  A Flat-headed Warclub
of the Lower Moiety

 

 
Antique Weapons Store
Highly Ornamented Tomahawk of Čaxšebᵋnįnįka
This particular weapon occurs in a photograph of Čaxšebᵋnįnįka from the H. H. Bennett studio. Tradition says that this tomahawk once belonged to Chief Yellow Thunder.

Hunting

 
Lawson, WT, Pl. 11
Arrowheads and Spearheads, Doty Island Site

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 31
A Bow and Bird Arrow

 

 
BAE GN 03806C 06609200
Two Bandoleers

 

 
Brooklyn Museum, CreativeCommonsBY
Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 38.632
Bandoleer Bag
"Bandoleer Bag, early 20th century. Beads, cloth, wool, silk, and metal bells, 39 3/8 × 19 in. (100 × 48.3 cm)." 

 


Fishing

 
Lawson, WT, Pl. 9
An Iron Harpoon Point,
Doty Island Site

 


Culinary Ware

 
BAE 37: Pl. 38c
Mortars and Pestles, 1913

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 38a
Wooden Bowls, 1913

 

 
BAE GN 03810B06 06610500
Five Wooden Bowls, 1913

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 38b
Wooden Spoons, 1913

 

 
NAA INV 06610600
Ladles, 1913

 


Containers

Cradles

 
BAE 37: Pl. 42
An Ornamental Cradle Board

Baskets

 
© Houston County Historical Society
A Collection of Hočąk Baskets

 

Bags and Receptacles

     
   
BAE 37: Pl. 28   BAE 37: Pl. 30
A Small Beaded Bag   A Birch Bark Receptacle

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 34
Woven Bags

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 34
Woven Bags

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 34
Woven Bags

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 35
Woven Bags

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 35
Woven Bags

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 35
Woven Bags

 

     
   
BAE GN 03809A 06609900   BAE GN 03810B02 06610100
Woven Bag. 1913   Woven Bag with a String Handle

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 37
Openwork Woven Bags

 

 
BAE GN 3810 A
Miscellaneous Bags

 

       
 
Brooklyn Museum   Brooklyn Museum
A Woven Friendship Bag   Woven Bag

Pouches

 
BAE GN 03810B01 06610000
Fur Pouches

 

 
BAE GN 3810 B14
Beaded Tobacco Pouches

Pottery

     
     
Lawson, WT, Pl. 5    
Pottery Shards from the Doty Island Site    

 


Agriculture

 


Travel and Transportation

     
   
BAE 37: Pl. 40    
Snowshoes   Blackhawk's Snowshoe

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 30C
A Staff with Markings on It

 


Structures

 

Earth Works and Mounds

 


Habitations

     
   
Eastman   Eastman
An Oval Lodge   An Oval Lodge Frame

 

 
BAE GN 4400
A Lodge Frame

 

 
 
The Frame and Interior of an Oval Lodge

 

 
ISIL 1880
A Diagram of How a Mat Lodge is Constructed

 

       
 
NAA INV 00215900   BAE 37: Pl. 18a
A Mat Covered Lodge   A Lodge of Reed Matting, 1910-1913

 

       
 
BAE 37: Pl. 19c   BAE 37: Pl. 19a
A Lodge of Reed Matting, 1910-1913   A Bark Lodge, 1910-1913

 

 
Alice C. Fletcher
Birch Bark Lodges

 

       
 
Henry Roe Cloud   BAE 37: Pl. 18c
A Hočąk Bark Lodge, ca. 1915   A Bark Lodge, 1910-1913

 

     
   
BAE 37: Pl. 18b   BAE GN 03805 06608900
A Lodge of Bark and Reed Matting, 1910-1913   An Elm Bark Lodge with a Corn Drying Frame

 

 
Reformed Church
Lodges Near Black River Falls, 1921
Note the presence of stove pipes reflecting a change in technology. At the far left is the frame to an oval lodge. The small out lodge to the far right may be a menstrual hut.

 

 
Seth Eastman
The Winnebago Medicine Dance Lodge

 

 
NAA 03799
A Hočąk Medicine Rite Encampment

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 49a
The Medicine Rite Lodge

 

 
NAA 03799
The Interior of a Hočąk Medicine Rite Tent

Grave Houses

 
Alice C. Fletcher
Grave Houses, 1887

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 54b
Funeral Huts

 

 
Reformed Church
A Cemetery Near Black River Falls, 1921

Frames

     
 
H. H. Bennett   BAE 37: Pl. 30
A Frame for Tanning a Hide   Frame for Stringing Beads

 


Rope and String

 
BAE GN 03810B02 06610100
Twine, 1913

 


Clothing and Adornment

Clothing

 
BAE 37: Pl. 23a
Performers Wearing Old Style Clothing

 

 
BAE GN 03810B09 06610800
A Shirt, 1913

 

 
BAE GN 3810 B13
Ceremonial Clothing: bottom shirt (disc shirt), and perhaps beaded shirt also, are women's shirts, worn at sacred Warbundle feasts or medicine lodge ceremonies. At left is man's breech-clout. At right are men's leggings.

 

 
BAE GN 03810B08 06610700
A Vest, 1913

 

 
NAA MS 4800: 23
A Section of a Neck Band

 

 
BAE GN 3810 B15
Bands

 

 
BAE GN 03810B08 06610700
A Leather Waist Band, 1913

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 24
Decorative Moccasins
a. Men's moccasin with a partial quill decoration. b, c. Men's moccasin with beaded Algonquian decoration. d. Women's moccasins with a beaded Hočąk
decoration. e. Women's moccasin with silk appliqué work.

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 25
Decorative Moccasins
a. Men's moccasins with a beaded Hočąk decoration. b. Women's moccasins with a beaded Hočąk decoration.
c. Women's moccasin with silk appliqué work.

 

Adornments

       
 
BAE GN 03810B04 06610300   Charles Milton Bell
A Bear Claw and Fur Necklace   The Same Kind of Claw Necklace on White Horse

 

       
 
Lawson, WT, Pl. 2   BAE 37: Pl. 21b
Glass and Shell Beads   Women Wearing Multiple
Strands of Beads

 

         
       
Belden   BAE 37: Pl. 28B   BAE 37: Pl. 28A
A Female
Headband
  A Woman's Hair Ornament   A Female Hair Ornament

 

 
NAA INV 06609100
Beaded Belts

 

 
Brooklyn Museum, Creative Commons-BY
Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, 46.96.3.
A Beaded Belt
"Lined Beaded Belt. Beads, gingham cloth, 77 x 3.5 cm / 30 1/4 x 1 3/8 in."

 

 
BAE GN 03810B02 06610100
Metal Bands

 


Combs

 
BAE GN 03810B02 06610100
Combs

 


Ritual Objects

 
BAE 37: Pl. 51
Otter Skin Pouches of the Medicine Rite

 

       
 
BAE 37: Pl. 52   BAE 37: Pl. 53
Animal Pouches of the Medicine Rite   Skin Pouches and Feather Fans Used in the Medicine Rite

 


Whips

 
BAE 37: Pl. x
Whips

 


Pipes

 
Hexom
Old Decora's Pipe, Given as a Gift to Zachary Taylor

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 30E
A Catlinite Pipe

 


Musical Instruments

     
   
BAE 37: Pl. 44   BAE 37: Pl. 44
A Drum with a Thunderbird Motif   A Drum

 

     
     
BAE 37: Pl. 44   x
A Gourd Rattle   x

 

 
BAE 37: Pl. 30D
A Flute

 

 
George Catlin
A Drawing of a Hočąk Flute

 


Games and Amusements

 
NAA INV 06610200
Lacrosse Sticks