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To the right of those beautiful spoons is an item called a tipi knocker…the Native American version of the door knocker:
Made from porcupine quills:
“Near the flag of truce, a mother was shot down with her infant. The child, not knowing that its mother was dead, was still nursing, and that especially was a very sad sight. The women, as they were fleeing with their babies, were killed together, shot right through, and the women who were very heavy with child were also killed.” -American Horse, Oglala Lakota (Sioux), testimony at council held by delegations of Sioux with Commissioner of Indian Affairs on the Wounded Knee massacre, February 11, 1891, Washington D.C.
To be continued.