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Flute Catalog - Y

Detailed information for a subset of flutes in the Flutopedia Flute Catalog whose source begins with the letter Y. 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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Flute Cultures, Makers, or Collections starting with Y

Culture: Yankton Lakota (Wičhíyena)

Yankton Lakota (Wičhíyena) ~1892 High C Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): C51; Fingering sequence: 12–1231; Crafting culture: Yankton Lakota (Wičhíyena)2 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1930 – 19403; Before 18924; Date acquired: September 10, 20041; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 38.735(±0.635) cm (⇇ 61/4 in)2

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss at auction from Peter Phippen on EBay on September 6, 2004. The auction was posted by Hildi Thelen.1; Disposition: In the collection of Clint Goss.5; Remarks: Auction Listing: Old Antique Native American Flute, 15 1/4 inches long, 3/4 inch bore. 5 hole, circa 1930 - 1940, plays very well, great sound, a fine collectors piece.2; Text of the tag associated with the flute, front: "Sioux Love Flute, Yankton Lakota, Fort Randall S. Dak. Ranch Estate Purch", reverse: "Sioux Love Flute, Fort Randall, South Dakota, Ranch Estate Purch"1

Cited in: [Greene-J 2005]

1 entered by Clint Goss
2 Auction by EBay on September 6, 2004
3 Personal communication: Peter Phippen to Clint Goss on September 7, 2004 (original text: ‘Doc Payne was the one who guessed it's age: 1930-1940.’)
4 entered by Clint Goss on 4/5/2017, Based on the dates of operation of the Fort Randall Military Post of 1856-1892.
5 entered by Clint Goss on April 15, 2017

Image by Clint Goss. EBay auction image EBay auction image
EBay auction image EBay auction image

Culture: Yokut

PBH 09-8-10/74841: Yokut Nose Flute

Crafting culture: Yokut1 «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 6.1(±0.1) cm2

Provenance: Donor: Mr. Lewis Hobart Farlow (1909 - 1909). Owner: Dick Samson (1908). Collector: Mr. Carrol S. Hartman (1908? - 1909), Dealer: Grace A. Nicholson (1909 - 1909), Geography/Provenience: North America/United States/California1; Disposition: In the Peabody Museum of Harvard, cataloged as #09-8-10/74841.3; Remarks: Inventory Description: Woodwind, flute, carved wood, cylindrical, hollow, one end tapered, 4 concave dr.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: 6.1 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm (2 3/8 x 1 x 7/8 in.)’)
3 entered by Clint Goss on April 14, 2017

Image courtesy of The Peabody Museum

Culture: Yuchi (Coyaha)

AMNH 50 / 5805: Yuchi (Coyaha) ~1905 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Yuchi (Coyaha)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1905 or before2; Date acquired: 19051; Overall length: 51.5(±0.5) cm3; Materials: WOOD (CEDAR), STRING, ROPE, PAPER1

Provenance: Southwest, USA1; Personnel: Donor: Dr. Frank G. Speck1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50 / 5805.4

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

1 American Museum of Natural History catalog record as of March 24, 2017
2 entered by Clint Goss, based on the date acquired.
3 American Museum of Natural History catalog record as of March 24, 2017 (original text: ‘L:51.5 W:4 H:3 (in CM)’)
4 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

Culture: Yuki

DCM 1252: Frank Logan Yuki ~1935 Rim-blown Flute

Crafting culture: Yuki1 «Wikipedia»; Instrument maker: Frank Logan1 — Yuki; Date crafted: Before May 9, 19352; Date acquired: May 9, 19351; Overall length: 25.60(±0.05) cm1; Materials: Elderwood, slightly burned all over.1

Provenance: From Helen H. Roberts, New Haven, Connecticut, 9 May 1935.1; Disposition: In the Dayton C. Miller collection of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., cataloged as DCM 1252:.3; Remarks: Dayton C. Miller ledger entry: "Yuki Indian Flute...Round Valley, California. Made by Frank Logan. Summer, 1929."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 entered by Clint Goss, based on the date acquired.
3 entered by Clint Goss on February 23, 2017

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Culture: Yurok (Olekwo'l)

DCM 775: Yurok (Olekwo'l) ~1928 Bird Flute

Crafting culture: Yurok (Olekwo'l)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: Before April 14, 19282; Date acquired: April 14, 19281; Overall length: 24.30(±0.05) cm1; Materials: Bone.1

Provenance: From Albert G. Heath, Chicago, 14 Apr. 1928.1; Disposition: In the Dayton C. Miller collection of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., cataloged as DCM 775:.3; Remarks: Dayton C. Miller ledger entry: "American Indian, Yurok, California." There are 3 roughly equally spaced holes made by cutting deep notches at each point, but neither end appears to facilitate the required sound-producing edge. If so intended, this would be an open-ended flute.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 entered by Clint Goss, based on the date acquired.
3 entered by Clint Goss on February 23, 2017

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Maker: Brad Young

Brad Young Low A Minor Dual-Chamber Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): A31; Fingering sequence: 123 / 1231; Instrument maker: Brad Young1 «Web Site»; Date crafted: September 20, 2006 or before2; Date acquired: September 20, 20061; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 80.55±0.05 cm3

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss by mail from the flute maker, Brad Young, on September 20, 2006.1; 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 2/15/2017: Valley brand stainless steel one-meter ruler using the metric scale.
4 entered by Clint Goss on April 15, 2017

 
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