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WHISTLES of the Native American Indian

Plains Indian war whistles, eagle bone whistles, buffalo whistles, braves whistle, dog dance whistle, wolf whistle, etc

(Replica Eagle Bone Whistles are made with goose and turkey bones in lieu of the traditional Eagle bone , keeping in accordance with the laws regarding the prohibition of sale or trade of birds of prey)

WHISTLES

The bones that we use are nearly as long as Eagle wing bones, but made from goose wing bones

deer skin pouch for carrying the whistle on a belt or as a neck bag etc. - pouch

(B) DECORATED - Paintwork, neck strap, trade beads from the 1800's and feathers

(C) WITH MEDICINE BUNDLE - hand braided neck strap, medicine bundle (Buffalo fur) with beaded embellishments, trade beads, crow beads, feathers, red earth paints, etc.

WITH BEADED PENDANT- wrapped beads, neck strap and feather

Natural clay paints are used

This whistle was made from a goose wing and looks like an Eagle whistle made from an Eagle wing bone

EAGLE BONE WHISTLE

The Eagle bone whistle is an extremely powerful spiritual object. Every young man was to make his own whistle, he was required to lay in wait covered with brush and earth and catch an eagle with his bare hands to do this. It was a most difficult and dangerous task. After the catch, the Eagle was Honored in Ceremony, and the young man used his wing bone to make his whistle. He used the Eagles feathers for his personal regalia. With the exception of the center tail feather, Which was gifted to the Holy Man.

Pte Ceya Wakan Winyan (In Lakota Sacred Crying Buffalo Woman)

WHISTLES WERE MADE WITH VARIOUS BONES INCLUDING EAGLE WING BONES, GOOSE BONES, SWAN, ETC.

eagle bone whistle with buffalo fur strap
plains whistle with medicine bundle
Eagle Bone Whistle

Whistle with Buffalo Strap and sinew

 

BLACKFOOT WAR WHISTLE
Blackfoot War Whistle

Plain Whistle

 

Whistle - glass beads, clay paints, buffalo fur, medicine bundle, feather, old trade beads, braided strap, brain tanned deer skin, etc
northern plains whistle
eagle bone whistle

Replica of a Blackfoot War Whistle

bone, size 13 glass beads, sinew, deer skin, clay paints

whistle

eagle bone whistle

whistle (above) made with a goose wing bone, buffalo fur, braided strap, brain tanned deer skin, old trade beads, calico, paint work, etc

 

 

eagle bone whistle

This whistle with beaded pendant and buffalo medicine bundle

based on a Northern Plains whistle before 1870

 

plains indian whistle
Whistle with Pouch
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