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Buffalo Horn Cups and Spoons

Buffalo Horn Spoons have been made and used since Plains Peoples and Buffalo have existed together. The spoons are made by cutting a whole buffalo horn down the middle. 

Our research project with the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in 2005 let us to find many different types of utensils that we didn't know existed since we have no museums or documentation of those things here on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


We found buffalo horn cups, horn spoons and small "mini spoons" for individual use. The spoons we saw were each adorned with porcupine quill work and in later dates, beads. We also discovered cups that we made from the whole horn cap. On a very few cups and spoons we found some to have been carved and also inlaid with different earth colors. Red earth colors mostly but, also yellow and only one that was inlaid with a dark blue color.

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