Item's Choctaw Name: Lvpish Ishtimpa
Item's English Name: Horn Spoon
Material: Clay, Buffalo Horn
Origin: This spoon belonged to Hopia Iskitima, who carried it through the War of 1812. It was brought to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears by his descendants.
Current Owner: Oklahoma Historical Society (#2500).
Location: Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City
Contact: (405) 521-2491
Notes - This rare, early spoon was a personal possession of a Choctaw warrior. It is made from the outer covering a buffalo horn, which must have been obtained either in trade, or by Choctaw hunters who traveled west of Choctaw country. The spoon has no modern tool marks on it.