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American Indian Collection (Tribe of Location Affiliation Known)

Maxey Catalog Number

WHIT-O-0186

Description

Dark grey, round, basalt with grooves in the center, forming "X's" where they join. The grooves are 2.0 cm wide by 0.2 cm deep, extending in both directions around the stone. The surface is smooth except in the grooves. Accession File states: "5709 Hammer Stone. Used by Nez Perce Indians. Found at Lapwai. Used by Indians east to Missouri River to kill buffalo, after driving then into swampy places. Presented by L. C. Greenwood May 25, 1929." Donor File states: "Hammer Stone. Used by Nez Perce Indians. Found at Lapwai. Used by Indians east to Missouri River to kill buffalo, after driving them into swampy places."

Type

Physical object

Format

Basalt

Number of Artifacts

1

Cultural Affiliation

Nez Perce

Spatial Coverage

Unknown

Donor

Lew C. Greenwood

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