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Flute Catalog - N

Detailed information for a subset of flutes in the Flutopedia Flute Catalog whose source begins with the letter N. The source is the crafting culture (if known), or else the flute maker's last name (if known), or else the name of the collection in which the flute resides.

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Culture: Nez Perce (Nimíipuu)

NMNH E360246: Nez Perce (Nimíipuu) ~1931 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Nez Perce (Nimíipuu)1,2 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: Before March 20, 19313; Accession date: March 20, 19314; Overall length: 54.610(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 21 1/2' in)5

Identification: NMNH Accession No. 1136054; Provenance: Not Given, Idaho, United States, North America4; Personnel: Donor: Victor J. Evans4; Disposition: In the National Museum of Natural History collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., catalog #E360246:.6

For more information: Smithsonian Institution / Collections

1 Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of Natural History catalog record as of February 26, 2017 (original text: ‘Nez Perce (Nimi'ipuu)’)
2 [Wolf 2002]
3 entered by Clint Goss, based on the accession date.
4 Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of Natural History catalog record as of February 26, 2017
5 [Wolf 2002] (original text: ‘L 21 1/2’)
6 entered by Clint Goss on February 26, 2017

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Culture: Nlaka'pamux

AMNH 16 / 8714: Nlaka'pamux ~1901 Wrapped-Block Flute

Crafting culture: Nlaka'pamux1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1901 or before2; Date acquired: 19013; Overall length: 43.0(±0.5) cm4; Materials: WOOD (ELDERWOOD), HIDE, PITCH3

Identification: AMNH Field No. 4345; Provenance: BC, Canada3; Personnel: Donor: James Teit (Expedition)3; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #16 / 8714.6

For more information: American Museum of Natural History / Anthropology Collections

1 American Museum of Natural History catalog record as of March 24, 2017 (original text: ‘Nlaka'pamux [Thompson River]’)
2 entered by Clint Goss, based on the date acquired.
3 American Museum of Natural History catalog record as of March 24, 2017
4 American Museum of Natural History catalog record as of March 24, 2017 (original text: ‘L:43 W:2 H:2.5 (in CM)’)
5 American Museum of Natural History catalog record
6 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History. Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

AMNH 16 / 8715: Nlaka'pamux ~1901 Wrapped-Block Flute

Crafting culture: Nlaka'pamux1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1901 or before2; Date acquired: 19013; Overall length: 35.0(±0.5) cm4; Materials: WOOD (ELDERWOOD), HIDE, PITCH, PIGMENT3

Identification: AMNH Field No. 4343; Provenance: BC, Canada3; Personnel: Donor: James Teit (Expedition)3; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #16 / 8715.5

For more information: American Museum of Natural History / Anthropology Collections

1 American Museum of Natural History catalog record as of March 24, 2017 (original text: ‘Nlaka'pamux [Thompson River]’)
2 entered by Clint Goss, based on the date acquired.
3 American Museum of Natural History catalog record as of March 24, 2017
4 American Museum of Natural History catalog record as of March 24, 2017 (original text: ‘L:35 W:2 H:2 (in CM)’)
5 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

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Culture: Northern Arapaho (Nank'haanseine'nan)

Vernon 599: Northern Arapaho (Nank'haanseine'nan) ~1888 Native American Flute

Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Crafting culture: Northern Arapaho (Nank'haanseine'nan)2 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: About 1875 – 19003; Overall length: 53.0(±0.5) cm2

Provenance: Received from the Jackson Hole Preserve on April 23, 1968, and cataloged by Joel H. Bernstein in August, September, or December of 1973.2; Disposition: In the David T. Vernon Indian Arts Collection at the Colter Bay Indian Arts Museum at Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. In November 2011, it was relocated to the Western Archaeological and Conservation Center in Tuscon, Arizona.4

For more information: Flutopedia: Native American Flutes in the David T. Vernon Indian Arts Collection

1 entered by Clint Goss
2 David T. Vernon Indian Arts Collection catalog record as of May 16, 2011
3 David T. Vernon Indian Arts Collection catalog record as of May 16, 2011 (original text: ‘ca. 1875—1900’)
4 entered by Clint Goss on May 16, 2011

Image by Clint Goss. Image by Clint Goss. Image by Clint Goss.
Image by Clint Goss. Image by Clint Goss.

Culture: Northern Cheyenne

DCM 788: Northern Cheyenne ~1928 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Northern Cheyenne1,2; Date crafted: Before May 11, 19283; Date acquired: May 11, 19281; Overall length: 70.961(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 27 15/16' in)4; 73.00(±0.05) cm1; Materials: Soft wood, pine or spruce, stained red, brass mouthpipe over wood. Brass upholstery tack eyes. Lead flue plate.1

Provenance: From Albert G. Heath, Chicago, 11 May 1928.1; Disposition: In the Dayton C. Miller collection of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., cataloged as DCM 788:.5; Remarks: Dayton C. Miller ledger entry: "Northern Cheyenne." The seam on each side is further secured with a strip of unidentified membrane. The tube is decorated with low relief carving integral ferrules in 3 places, and finished at the end with a bird's head with black painted beak, red inside. Just above, there are 3 long, narrow vent holes, the tube is painted or stained red, and the wooden flue cover is carved wood. Bird saddle block probably had feathers attached.1

For more information: Library of Congress / Dayton C. Miller Collection

1 Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection catalog record as of February 23, 2017
2 [Wolf 2002]
3 entered by Clint Goss, based on the date acquired.
4 [Wolf 2002] (original text: ‘L 27 15/16’)
5 entered by Clint Goss on February 23, 2017

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Payne #31: Grover Wolf Voice Northern Cheyenne Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Northern Cheyenne1,2; Instrument maker: Grover Wolf Voice1,2,3 — Northern Cheyenne; Date crafted: About 20th century2,3; Overall length: 48.578(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 19 1/8' in)4

Identification: Wolf item #31, photos #191-1971; Munn auction lot #2423; Auction history: October 21, 2005 by R. G. Munn Auctions: Sale price $200 ($253.45 including buyer's premium and tax), Estimate $600 - $1,200, Starting bid $3005; Remarks: Carved animal baffle block, carver is Grover Wolfvoice of Lame Deer, MT., listed in flute book [page 31, figure 58], 19” long. [Believed to be the only flute he every made.]2

Cited in: [Payne 1999], page 31, figure 58

1 [Wolf 2003]
2 [Gatliff 2005]
3 Auction by R. G. Munn Auctions on October 21, 2005
4 [Wolf 2003] (original text: ‘L 19 1/8’)
5 R. G. Munn Auctions catalog record as of October 21, 2005

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Culture: Northern Plains

Northern Plains Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Northern Plains1 «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 53.34(±2.54) cm (⇇ 21.0 in)1

Provenance: Acquired from Ilene and Bruce Johnson, Evergreen, CO.1; Auction history: May 23, 2008 by Sotheby's Auctions: Estimate: $2,000 - $3,0001; Remarks: A Northern Plains Courting Flute, composed of carved ash wood, buffalo hide thongs and red ochre, decorated with incised symbols.1

1 Auction by Sotheby's Auctions on May 23, 2008

Sotheby's auction image.

Northern Plains ~1900 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Northern Plains1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: About 19001; Overall length: 59.055(±0.635) cm (⇇ 23.25 in)1

Auction history: September 6, 2005 by Cowan's Auctions: Sale price $1,265 (including buyer's premium)1; Remarks: Northern Plains Hand-Carved Wooden Courting Flute with Sand Crane, with four-inch section of rawhide laced near mouth hole and with six holes separated by carved "X"s on top. The ornament that would have been laced over the two square holes is missing, length 23". Flute was a gift to a schoolteacher on Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota around 1900, length 23.25". Condition: Very good, section of rawhide missing in one area, ornament also missing, tiny chip missing on bill, otherwise fine.1

1 Auction by Cowan's Auctions on September 6, 2005

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Northern Plains ~1912 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Northern Plains1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1900 – 19252; Overall length: 58.42(±2.54) cm (⇇ 23.0 in)1

Auction history: April 3, 2014 by Cowan's Auctions: Sale price $1,169 (including buyer's premium)1; Remarks: Northern Plains Courting Flute, two-piece construction with four sections of sinew-wrappings; a sheet of metal is placed underneath the heart decorated slide, length 23 in. Condition: Expected wear.1

1 Auction by Cowan's Auctions on April 3, 2014
2 Auction by Cowan's Auctions on April 3, 2014 (original text: ‘first quarter 20th century’)

Cowan's auction image.

Culture: Northern Shoshone

PBH 35-78-10/5031: Northern Shoshone Rim-blown Flute

Crafting culture: Northern Shoshone1; Overall length: 54.0(±0.5) cm2

Provenance: Collector: Julian H. Steward (04/01/1935-11/01/1935), Intermediary: Julian H. Steward (07/01/1935-10/01/1935), Geography/Provenience: North America/United States/Nevada/Elko County/Owyhee1; Disposition: In the Peabody Museum of Harvard, cataloged as #35-78-10/5031.3; Remarks: Inventory Description: Woodwind, flute, four holes, vegetable fiber cord wrapped near mouthpiece, slant. Indigenous Term: Woina. Object Description: Flute made of elderberry. The stop is pine pitch, the wrapping string of wild hemp, the paint native mineral red (see authorities for more information)1

1 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University catalog record as of April 14, 2017
2 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University catalog record as of April 14, 2017 (original text: ‘Overall: 54 x 1.9 x 0.3 cm (21 1/4 x 3/4 x 1/8 in.)’)
3 entered by Clint Goss on April 14, 2017

Image courtesy of The Peabody Museum

Maker: Anthony Natividad

Anthony Natividad High D Major Diatonic Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): D51; Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Instrument maker: Anthony Natividad1 (1964–2012); Date crafted: October 2, 2003 or before2; Date acquired: October 2, 20031; Primary scale: Diatonic Major1 (steps: 2–2–1–2–2–2–1) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 36.80±0.05 cm3

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss in person from Michael Gulino at the flute gathering on Vashon Island, Washington on October 2, 2003.1; Disposition: In the collection of Clint Goss.4

1 entered by Clint Goss
2 entered by Clint Goss, based on the date acquired.
3 Measured by Clint Goss on 2/16/2017: Valley brand stainless steel one-meter ruler using the metric scale.
4 entered by Clint Goss on April 15, 2017

Anthony Natividad Very High Eb Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): Eb61; Instrument maker: Anthony Natividad1 (1964–2012); Date crafted: May 13, 2011 or before2; Date acquired: May 13, 20111; Overall length: 16.592±0.002 cm3

Provenance: Gift of the flute maker, Anthony Natividad, to Clint Goss in person at the Zion Native Flute Festival on May 13, 2011.1; Disposition: In the collection of Clint Goss.4

1 entered by Clint Goss
2 entered by Clint Goss, based on the date acquired.
3 Measured by Clint Goss on 2/16/2017: Clint's Kanon precision calipers, measured in cm. Precision stated on the calipers is "1/50 mm".
4 entered by Clint Goss on April 15, 2017

Maker: Jon Norris

Jon Norris Beltrami Replica Native American Flute

Instrument maker: Jon Norris1 «Web Site»; Date crafted: April 28, 2011 or before2; Date acquired: April 28, 20111

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss from the flute maker, Jon Norris, by mail on April 28, 2011.1; Disposition: In the collection of Clint Goss.3

1 entered by Clint Goss
2 entered by Clint Goss, based on the date acquired.
3 entered by Clint Goss on April 15, 2017

Jon Norris Breath Headjoint Flute

Instrument maker: Jon Norris1 «Web Site»; Date crafted: June 1, 2015 or before2; Date acquired: June 1, 20151

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss by mail from the flute maker, Jon Norris, on June 1, 2015.1; Disposition: In the collection of Clint Goss.3

1 entered by Clint Goss
2 entered by Clint Goss, based on the date acquired.
3 entered by Clint Goss on April 15, 2017

Jon Norris Mid-range A Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): A41; Instrument maker: Jon Norris1 «Web Site»; Date crafted: November 1, 2010 or before2; Date acquired: November 1, 20101; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»

Provenance: Logged in this catalog on 4/8/2016. Some details (like the acquisition date) may need to be updated.1; Disposition: In the collection of Clint Goss.3

1 entered by Clint Goss
2 entered by Clint Goss, based on the date acquired.
3 entered by Clint Goss on April 15, 2017

Jon Norris Mid-range Eb Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): Eb41; Instrument maker: Jon Norris1 «Web Site»; Date crafted: April 28, 2015 or before2; Date acquired: April 28, 20151; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss in person from the flute maker, Jon Norris, at Musical Echoes Flute Festival on April 28, 2015.1; Disposition: In the collection of Clint Goss.3

1 entered by Clint Goss
2 entered by Clint Goss, based on the date acquired.
3 entered by Clint Goss on April 15, 2017

Maker: Tim Tate Nevaquaya

Tim Tate Nevaquaya Native American Flute

Instrument maker: Tim Tate Nevaquaya1 — Comanche (Nʉmʉnʉʉ) (1966–); Date crafted: July 13, 2011 or before2; Date acquired: July 13, 20111

Identification: Julien's auction lot #3033; Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss at auction from the collection of Larry Hagman on July 13, 2011.1; Disposition: In the collection of Clint Goss.4; Remarks: Comprised of three ceramic Mayan instruments, an Asian caarved bone item, two wooden Native American pieces, one painted by Tim Tate Nevaquoya and one inset with turquoise, a blue glazed and incised flute, and a Koki ivorine piece. Longest, 23 1/2 inches.3

1 entered by Clint Goss
2 entered by Clint Goss, based on the date acquired.
3 Auction by Julien's Auctions on July 13, 2011
4 entered by Clint Goss on April 15, 2017

Julien's auction image

Set: National Museum of Natual History

NMNH E360710: ~1931 Wrapped-Block Whistle

Crafting culture: (Unspecified)1; Date crafted: Before March 20, 19312; Accession date: March 20, 19311

Identification: NMNH Accession No. 1136051; Provenance: Plains, United States / Canada, North America1; Personnel: Donor: Victor J. Evans1; Disposition: In the National Museum of Natural History collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., catalog #E360710:.3

For more information: Smithsonian Institution / Collections

1 Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of Natural History catalog record as of February 26, 2017
2 entered by Clint Goss, based on the accession date.
3 entered by Clint Goss on February 26, 2017

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Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.

 
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