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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Hide Scraper (reproduction)

Bone hide scraper. Made from the leg bone of a deer. Hand-made by the maker. Cylindrical. The proximal end has been beveled with the leading edge serrated. Identical to pre-/proto-contact tools used by Michigan Woodland Indians.;ACCEPT RELEVANCE: Excellent example of pre-/proto-contact type of Woodland tool. Known to be non-archaeological (burial) in origin. OTHER COLLECTIONS: The PMGR has such bone tools in the archaeological collection. However, it is believed that these were collected at Native American burial sites. The public, interpretive value is therefore limited at this time.KWAPIL01;KWAPIL01
January 1994
Deer Bone
7.5" h 0.75" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Museum Purchase

Investigate: Native American Cultural Artifacts (September 2018)
During the Investigate program, students will take the role of Museum curators and use close observation and critical thinking to discover the origin, meaning, and importance of real objects from the Museum’s Collection. Students will learn how to handle and study primary sources and will be pushed to consider how singular objects or groups of objects can tell meaningful stories about our place.
Student Objectives:
  • Learners will be able to analyze primary sources (artifacts, specimens, and photographs) and make inferences about the story or significance of the sources.
  • Learners will be able to describe what these cultural objects can tell us about the lifestyle and values of the Native Americans who used them.

Curriculum Connections:

  • NGSS Science and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations; Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  • ELA Common Core Standards by Domain: Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • Michigan K-12 Social Studies Standards: H1 The World in Temporal Terms: Historical Habits of Mind, H2 Living and Working Together in Families and Communities, Now and Long Ago, H3 The History of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region, G2 Places and Regions, G4 Human Systems, P1 Reading and Communication, P2 Inquiry Research and Analysis

Young, Larry

Young, Larry