Artist Meskwaki, Native American
  • Crooked Knife
Date ca. 1840
Medium maple, rawhide and steel
Dimensions Overall: 2 × 10 3/4 × 2 inches (5.1 × 27.3 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase
Accession Number 81.498
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
Not On View
purchased by Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981] at Tama, Iowa, USA;
purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA);
1981-present, purchased 1981 by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Art of the Great Lakes Indians. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, MI, 1973, no. 341.

Coe, R. Sacred Circles: Two Thousand Years of North American Indian Art. Exh. cat., Hayward Gallery. London, 1976, p. 97, no. 152 (ill.).

Penny, D.W. and J. Stouffer. "Horse Imagery in Native American Art." Bulletin of the DIA 62, no. 1 (1986): 18-25, fig. 8.

Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London, 1992, cat. no. 164.