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Flute Catalog - M

Detailed information for a subset of flutes in the Flutopedia Flute Catalog whose source begins with the letter M. 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 M

Culture: Maidu

AMNH 50 / 1613: Maidu ~1900 Rim-blown Flute

Crafting culture: Maidu1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1900 or before2; Date acquired: 19001; Overall length: 45.2(±0.5) cm3; Materials: WOOD, WIRE (MODERN?)1

Identification: AMNH Field No. 641; Provenance: CA, GENESEE, Basin, USA1; Personnel: Donor: Roland B. Dixon (Purchase)1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50 / 1613.4

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: ‘D:2.1 L:45.2 (in CM)’)
4 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

AMNH 50 / 4034: Maidu ~1903 Rim-blown Flute

Crafting culture: Maidu1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1903 or before2; Date acquired: 19031; Overall length: 32.0(±0.5) cm3; Materials: WOOD1

Provenance: CA, BASIN, CALIFORNIA, OREGON SEABOARD, PENINSULA, SOUTHWEST, USA1; Personnel: Donor: Roland B. Dixon1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50 / 4034.4

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: ‘D:1.8 L:32 (in CM)’)
4 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

Culture: Mandan (Wį́ʔti Ų́tahąkt)

DCM 791: Mandan (Wį́ʔti Ų́tahąkt) ~1928 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Mandan (Wį́ʔti Ų́tahąkt)1,2 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: Before May 16, 19283; Date acquired: May 16, 19281; Overall length: 64.60(±0.05) cm1; 62.865(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 24 3/4' in)4; Materials: Unidentified soft wood, entirely covered with a length of animal intestine (DCM understood to be of buffalo), rawhide, brass, lead.1

Provenance: From Albert G. Heath, Chicago, 16 May 1928.1; Disposition: In the Dayton C. Miller collection of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., cataloged as DCM 791:.5; Remarks: Dayton C. Miller ledger entry: "Mandan." The brass mouthpipe appears to have been a shell casing.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 24 3/4’)
5 entered by Clint Goss on February 23, 2017

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Màndeh-Pàhchu Mandan (Wį́ʔti Ų́tahąkt) ~1834 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Mandan (Wį́ʔti Ų́tahąkt)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1833 – 1834 or before2

Disposition: In the collection of the Ethnological Museum in Berlin.3

For more information: Flutopedia: The Development of Flutes in North America / The Màndeh-Pàhchu Flute Flute

1 entered by Clint Goss
2 entered by Clint Goss on 3/10/2017, based on the date collected.
3 entered by Clint Goss on March 2010

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

PBH 2004.24.27875: Mandan (Wį́ʔti Ų́tahąkt) 1977 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Mandan (Wį́ʔti Ų́tahąkt)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 19771; Overall length: 10.2(±0.1) cm2

Disposition: In the Peabody Museum of Harvard, cataloged as #2004.24.27875.3

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: 10.16 x 12.7 cm (4 x 5 in.)’)
3 entered by Clint Goss on April 14, 2017

Image courtesy of The Peabody Museum

TL-WSU #6: Mandan (Wį́ʔti Ų́tahąkt) ~1932 Mid-range A# Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Mandan (Wį́ʔti Ų́tahąkt)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: About 1930 – 19352; Overall length: 44.4(±0.1) cm (⇇ 444 mm)2

Provenance: From the collection of Thurlow Lieurance. Restored to playing condition by Dr. Richard W. Payne in 1989.2; Disposition: In the Thurlow Lieruance collection at Wichita State University.3; In the collection of the Wichita State University since May 17, 1990.4

1 [Hensley 2002], page 12 (original text: ‘Earlier identification, Mandan Sioux, and a list of these flutes in Lieurance handwriting identifies one as Mandan Sioux.’)
2 [Hensley 2002], page 12
3 entered by Clint Goss on 2002
4 [Hensley 2002], page 3

Vernon 600: Mandan (Wį́ʔti Ų́tahąkt) ~1888 Native American Flute

Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Crafting culture: Mandan (Wį́ʔti Ų́tahąkt)2 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: About 1875 – 19003; Overall length: 44.5(±0.5) cm4

Provenance: Received from the Jackson Hole Preserve on April 23, 1968, and cataloged by Joel H. Bernstein in August, September, or December of 1973.4; 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.5

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

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

Culture: Maori

Maori Rim-blown Flute

Crafting culture: Maori1; 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

Culture: Mayan

Mayan Duct Flute

Crafting culture: Mayan1; 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

Culture: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw)

AMNH 50 / 4826: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw) ~1903 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1903 or before2; Date acquired: 19031

Identification: AMNH Field No. 3361; Provenance: WI, MENOMINEE COUNTY, MENOMINEE INDIAN RESERVATION, Midwest, USA1; Personnel: Donor: William Jones1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50 / 4826.3

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 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History. Image by Clint Goss.

AMNH 50 / 9731: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw) ~1910 Rim-blown Flute

Crafting culture: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1910 or before2; Date acquired: 19101

Provenance: WI, MENOMINEE COUNTY, MENOMINEE INDIAN RESERVATION, Midwest, USA1; Personnel: Donor: Alanson B. Skinner (Expedition)1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50 / 9731.3

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 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

AMNH 50 / 9764: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw) ~1910 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1910 or before2; Date acquired: 19101; Overall length: 58.0(±0.5) cm3; Materials: WOOD, STRING, METAL, PIGMENT1

Provenance: WI, MENOMINEE COUNTY, MENOMINEE INDIAN RESERVATION, Midwest, USA1; Personnel: Donor: Alanson B. Skinner (Expedition)1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50 / 9764.4

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:58 W:7 D:4.5 (in CM)’)
4 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

AMNH 50.1 / 5855C: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw) ~1911 Wrapped-Block Flute

Crafting culture: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1911 or before2; Date acquired: 19111; Overall length: 33.0(±0.5) cm3; Materials: CANE, CLOTH, STRING1

Provenance: WI, Eastern Canada, Midwest, Plains, USA1; Personnel: Donor: Alanson B. Skinner1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50.1 / 5855C.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: ‘C) L:33 D:2 D) L:34 D:1.2 (in CM)’)
4 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

AMNH 50.1 / 5855D: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw) ~1911 Wrapped-Block Flute

Crafting culture: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1911 or before2; Date acquired: 19111; Overall length: 34.0(±0.5) cm3; Materials: CANE, CLOTH, STRING1

Provenance: WI, Eastern Canada, Midwest, Plains, USA1; Personnel: Donor: Alanson B. Skinner1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50.1 / 5855D.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: ‘C) L:33 D:2 D) L:34 D:1.2 (in CM)’)
4 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

AMNH 50.1 / 5856P: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw) ~1911 Wrapped-Block Whistle

Crafting culture: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1911 or before2; Date acquired: 19111; Overall length: 35.5(±0.5) cm3; Materials: CANE (BAMBOO), METAL (IRON), HIDE, STRING, BONE, WOOD1

Provenance: WI, Eastern Canada, Midwest, Plains, USA1; Personnel: Donor: Alanson B. Skinner1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50.1 / 5856P.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: ‘P) L:35.5 D:3 Q) L:43 D:3 R) L:32.5 D:2 (in CM)’)
4 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

AMNH 50.1 / 5856Q: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw) ~1911 Wrapped-Block Whistle

Crafting culture: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1911 or before2; Date acquired: 19111; Overall length: 43.0(±0.5) cm3; Materials: CANE (BAMBOO), METAL (IRON), HIDE, STRING, BONE, WOOD1

Provenance: WI, Eastern Canada, Midwest, Plains, USA1; Personnel: Donor: Alanson B. Skinner1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50.1 / 5856Q.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: ‘P) L:35.5 D:3 Q) L:43 D:3 R) L:32.5 D:2 (in CM)’)
4 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

AMNH 50.1 / 5856R: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw) ~1911 Wrapped-Block Whistle

Crafting culture: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1911 or before2; Date acquired: 19111; Overall length: 32.5(±0.5) cm3; Materials: CANE (BAMBOO), METAL (IRON), HIDE, STRING, BONE, WOOD1

Provenance: WI, Eastern Canada, Midwest, Plains, USA1; Personnel: Donor: Alanson B. Skinner1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50.1 / 5856R.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: ‘P) L:35.5 D:3 Q) L:43 D:3 R) L:32.5 D:2 (in CM)’)
4 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

AMNH 50.1 / 5857BC: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw) ~1911 Wrapped-Block Whistle Collection [2 items]

Crafting culture: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1911 or before2; Date acquired: 19111; Materials: WOOD, CANE, SINEW, HIDE, BARK, STRING, CLOTH1

Provenance: WI, Eastern Canada, Midwest, Plains, USA1; Personnel: Donor: Alanson B. Skinner1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50.1 / 5857BC.3

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 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

AMNH 50.1 / 5857M: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw) ~1911 Native American Whistle

Crafting culture: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1911 or before2; Date acquired: 19111; Overall length: 32.3(±0.5) cm3; Materials: CANE, THREAD1

Provenance: WI, Eastern Canada, Midwest, Plains, USA1; Personnel: Donor: Alanson B. Skinner1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50.1 / 5857M.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:32.3 D:1.5 (in CM)’)
4 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

AMNH 50.1 / 6998: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw) ~1912 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Menominee (Mamaceqtaw)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1912 or before2; Date acquired: 19121

Provenance: WI, Eastern Canada, Midwest, Plains, USA1; Personnel: Donor: Alanson B. Skinner (Expedition)1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50.1 / 6998.3

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 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History. Image by Clint Goss.

Culture: Mescalero Apache (Shis-Inday)

AMNH 50 / 8295: Mescalero Apache (Shis-Inday) ~1909 Rim-blown Flute

Crafting culture: Mescalero Apache (Shis-Inday)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1909 or before2; Date acquired: 19093; Overall length: 80.5(±0.5) cm4; Materials: CANE3

Identification: AMNH Field No. A1363; Provenance: NM, Basin, Plains, Southwest, USA3; Personnel: Donor: Dr. Pliny E. Goddard (Expedition)3; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50 / 8295.5

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: ‘Apache, Mescalero’)
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:80.5 D:2.5 (in CM)’)
5 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

Culture: Meskwaki (Meshkwahkihaki)

AMNH 50 / 2211: Meskwaki (Meshkwahkihaki) ~1901 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Meskwaki (Meshkwahkihaki)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1901 or before2; Date acquired: 19011

Provenance: IA, Midwest, Plains, USA1; Personnel: Donor: William Jones (Expedition)1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50 / 2211.3

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 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History. Image by Clint Goss.

Culture: Mexican

Mexican Major Diatonic Quena [3 items]

Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Crafting culture: Mexican1; Date crafted: January 13, 2003 or before2; Date acquired: January 13, 20031; Primary scale: Diatonic Major1 (steps: 2–2–1–2–2–2–1) «Wikipedia»

Provenance: Purchased 3 similar flutes by Clint Goss in person at a street store in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.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

Culture: Mohawk (Kanien'kehá:ka)

AMNH 50.1 / 1550: Mohawk (Kanien'kehá:ka) ~1910 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Mohawk (Kanien'kehá:ka)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1910 or before2; Date acquired: 19103; Overall length: 47.0(±0.5) cm4; Materials: WOOD, PLANT FIBER, METAL3

Identification: AMNH Field No. 6333; Provenance: ONT, SIX NATIONS RESERVE, Canada3; Personnel: Donor: Erastus T. Tefft (Purchase)3; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50.1 / 1550.5

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: ‘Iroquois, Mohawk’)
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:47 D:2.7 H:4 (in CM)’)
5 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

Culture: Mojave (Aha Makhav)

MMan 10635: Mojave (Aha Makhav) Flute

Crafting culture: Mojave (Aha Makhav)1 «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 64.8(±0.1) cm1

For more information: Flutopedia: The Development of Flutes in North America / Mojave 10635

Cited in: [Payne 1989], page 20, figure 13

1 [Payne 1989], page 20

NMNH E1793: Mojave (Aha Makhav) ~1854 Open-Block Flute

Crafting culture: Mojave (Aha Makhav)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1854 or before2; Accession date: 18541

Identification: NMNH Accession No. 66A000801; Provenance: Texas / New Mexico, United States, North America1; Personnel: Donor: Lt. Amiel W. Whipple1; Disposition: In the National Museum of Natural History collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., catalog #E1793:.3; Remarks: FROM CARD: "MADE OF THREE JOINTS OF CANE. TWO OF THE SEPTUMS ARE REMOVED. THE MIDDLE ONE IS NOT REMOVED. TWO HOLES ARE MADE THROUGH THE WALLS OF THE CANE, ONE ON EACH SIDE AND CLOSE TO THE REMAINING SEPTUM. A SHALLOW NOTCH OR SLOT IS CUT FROM ONE HOLE TO THE OTHER. BY COVERING THE UPPER HOLE AND THE SLOT TO THE UPPER EDGE OF LOWER HOLE AND BLOWING IN THE UPPER END OF CANE THE SOUND IS DIRECTED AGAINST THE LOWER EDGE OF LOWER HOLE, FORMING A WHISTLE. SOMETIMES THE FINGER IS USED TO COVER THE UPPER HOLE ANSSLOT. SOMETIMES A PIECE OF CLOTH OR LEATHER IS USED IN PLACE OF THE FINGERS. IT HAS THREE HOLES IN THE LOWER SECTION OF CANE. PROBABLY THIS IS THE PRIMITIVE FORM OF THE INDIAN FLAGEOLET, THE SO-CALLED COURTING FLUTE, FOUR FINGER HOLES HAVE BEEN MADE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE FROM THE THREE. THESE ARE NOW FILLED WITH PITCH. THE ENDS ARE DECORATED WITH A FRINGE OF LEATHER THONGS, SKINNED RED. SOME OF THE UPPER ONES ARE STRUNG WITH A BLUE GLASS BEAD. DESIGNS ARE CUT IN THE OUTSIDE FROM UPPER TO LOWER END, SOME WHICH ARE FILLED WITH A RED OR BLACK PIGMENT."1

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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Culture: Muscogee (Mvskoke)

NMNH E72884: Muscogee (Mvskoke) ~1883 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Muscogee (Mvskoke)1,2 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: Before April 7, 18833; Accession date: April 7, 18834; Overall length: 54.293(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 21 3/8' in)5

Identification: NMNH Accession No. 0129894; Provenance: Indian Territory, United States, North America4; Personnel: Donor: Gen. Pleasant Porter4; Disposition: In the National Museum of Natural History collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., catalog #E72884:.6; Remarks: From card: "Illus in Bull. 136, USNM, pl. 15-d, p. 128" Identified there as a cedar flute4

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: ‘Creek (Muskogee)’)
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 3/8’)
6 entered by Clint Goss on February 26, 2017

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Payne #6: Acee Blue Eagle Muscogee (Mvskoke) 1935 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Muscogee (Mvskoke)1,2 «Wikipedia»; Instrument maker: Acee Blue Eagle1,2,3 — Muscogee (Mvskoke) / Pawnee / Wichita (1907–1959) «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 19351; About 19352,3; Overall length: 55.880(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 22' in)4

Identification: Munn auction lot #10223; Wolf item #6, photos #32-371; Auction history: October 23, 2005 by R. G. Munn Auctions: Sale price $500 ($633.63 including buyer's premium and tax), Estimate $1,500 - $2,500, Starting bid $7505; Remarks: Made by Acee Blue Eagle, bird block, listed in flute book [page 29, figure 49], 22” long.2

Cited in: [Payne 1999], page 29, figure 49

1 [Wolf 2003]
2 [Gatliff 2005]
3 Auction by R. G. Munn Auctions on October 23, 2005
4 [Wolf 2003] (original text: ‘L 22’)
5 R. G. Munn Auctions catalog record as of October 23, 2005

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Maker: Dave McCullen

Dave McCullen Rim-blown Flute

Instrument maker: Dave McCullen1; Date crafted: November 9, 2012 or before2; Date acquired: November 9, 20121

Provenance: Gift of the flute maker, Dave McCullen, to Clint Goss in person at Native Rhythms Festival on November 9, 2012.1; 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: David Martinka

David Martinka Mid-range F# Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): F#41; Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Instrument maker: David Martinka1; Date crafted: November 23, 2003 or before2; Date acquired: November 23, 20031; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»

Provenance: Gifted to Clint Goss by David Martinka at the Dallas flute retreat on November 23, 2003 for listening and reviewing his CD. Gifted to Michelle Gonzales around 2006.1

1 entered by Clint Goss
2 entered by Clint Goss, based on the date acquired.

Maker: Kai Mayberger

Kai Mayberger 1998 Mid-range F# Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): F#41; Fingering sequence: 12–1231; Instrument maker: Kai Mayberger1 «Web Site»; Date crafted: September 19982; Date acquired: August 1, 20011; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 59.90±0.05 cm3; Markings: Marked "9/98" under nest plate.1

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss from the flute maker, Kai Mayberger, in person on August 1, 2001. Splits developed along the seam on both sides of the Slow Air Chamber due to over-playing. Exchanged for "Kai G4 Wenge" on December 7, 2001. Then on July 20, 2002, Kai returned this flute to me as a gift.1; Disposition: In the collection of Clint Goss.4

1 entered by Clint Goss
2 entered by Clint Goss, based on the marking "9/98" under the spacer plate
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

Kai Mayberger Low B Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): B31; Fingering sequence: 12–1231; Instrument maker: Kai Mayberger1 «Web Site»; Date crafted: December 7, 2001 or before2; Date acquired: December 7, 20011; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 73.00±0.05 cm3

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss from the flute maker, Kai Mayberger, in person on December 7, 2001.1; 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

Kai Mayberger Mid-range A Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): A41; Fingering sequence: 12–1231; Instrument maker: Kai Mayberger1 «Web Site»; Date crafted: December 7, 2001 or before2; Date acquired: December 7, 20011; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 43.55±0.05 cm3

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss from the flute maker, Kai Mayberger, in person on December 7, 2001.1; 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

Kai Mayberger Mid-range G Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): G41; Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Instrument maker: Kai Mayberger1 «Web Site»; Date crafted: May 23, 2008 or before2; Date acquired: May 23, 20081; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 56.80±0.05 cm3

Provenance: Gift of the flute maker, Kai Mayberger, to Clint Goss in person on May 23, 2008 .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

Kai Mayberger Mid-range G Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): G41; Fingering sequence: 12–1231; Instrument maker: Kai Mayberger1 «Web Site»; Date crafted: December 7, 2001 or before2; Date acquired: December 7, 20011; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 59.45±0.05 cm3

Provenance: Replacement given to Clint Goss for Kai F#4 Pao Lope (first flute) by the flute maker, Kai Mayberger, in person on December 7, 2001.1; 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

Maker: Laughing Mallard

Payne #43: Laughing Mallard ~1999 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: (Unspecified)1; Instrument maker: Laughing Mallard2,3 «Web Site»; Date crafted: About 19992,3

Identification: Munn auction lot #115A2; Auction history: October 21, 2005 by R. G. Munn Auctions: Sale price $300 ($380.18 including buyer's premium and tax), Estimate $275 - $400, Starting bid $1384; Remarks: First flute has a killer whale baffle block & painted design, made by Laughing Mallard. The shorter flute was made by Loomis. Both flutes have storage cases. Length of flutes: 24” & 29”.3

1 [Gatliff 2005] (original text: ‘(blank)’)
2 Auction by R. G. Munn Auctions on October 21, 2005
3 [Gatliff 2005]
4 R. G. Munn Auctions catalog record as of October 21, 2005

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Maker: Leonard McGann

Leonard McGann Mid-range A Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): A41; Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Instrument maker: Leonard McGann1 (1951–2013); Date crafted: July 10, 2003 or before2; Date acquired: July 10, 20031; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 46.55±0.05 cm3

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss from the flute maker, Leonard McGann, in person at the INAFA convention in Taos, NM on July 10, 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 2/15/2017: Valley brand stainless steel one-meter ruler using the metric scale.
4 entered by Clint Goss on April 15, 2017

Leonard McGann Mid-range A Minor Triple-Chamber Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): A41; Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Instrument maker: Leonard McGann1 (1951–2013); Date crafted: July 1, 2004 or before2; Date acquired: July 1, 20041; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 46.10±0.05 cm3

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss in person from the flute maker, Leonard McGann, on July 1, 2004. Reworked October 10, 2005 to add thumb hole and bring tuning of back drone down a bit.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

Leonard McGann Mid-range A Mixolydian Dual-Chamber Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): A41; Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Instrument maker: Leonard McGann1 (1951–2013); Date crafted: October 8, 2005 or before2; Date acquired: October 8, 20051; Primary scale: Mixolydian1 (steps: 2–2–1–2–2–1–2) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 47.00±0.05 cm3

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss in person from the flute maker, Leonard McGann, at his shop during the Flute Fall-In event on October 8, 2005.1; 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

Leonard McGann Mid-range G Major Penta Mode 2/5 Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): G41; Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Instrument maker: Leonard McGann1 (1951–2013); Date crafted: October 8, 2005 or before2; Date acquired: October 8, 20051; Primary scale: Major Pentatonic1 (steps: 2–2–3–2–3) «Wikipedia»

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss in person from the flute maker, Leonard McGann, at his shop during the Flute Fall-In event on October 8, 2005.1; 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

Leonard McGann Ultra-low G Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): G11; Instrument maker: Leonard McGann1 (1951–2013); Date crafted: October 8, 2005 or before2; Date acquired: October 8, 20051

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss in person from the flute maker, Leonard McGann, at his shop during the Flute Fall-In event on October 8, 2005.1; 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: Michael Graham Allen

Michael Graham Allen 1992 Mid-range G Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): G41; Fingering sequence: 12–1231; Instrument maker: Michael Graham Allen1; Date crafted: 19922; Date acquired: March 1, 20151; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»; Markings: Flute is marked "1992".3

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss at a private auction from Tim Crawford (lot #19) on March 1, 2015.1; Disposition: In the collection of Clint Goss.4; Remarks: Auction description: 5 Hole G flute, style 1, OD ~1.4 in, OAL ~24 in, wood unknown (but looks like cedar) by Michael Graham Allen aka Coyote Oldman. While the leather bag was created by the builder it was not original, being a later purchase. This instrument and Lot#20 were my favorite five hole flutes. From what I see on his current website (2/2015) he does not appear to be currently selling these style instruments.3

1 entered by Clint Goss
2 entered by Clint Goss, based on markings on the flute.
3 Auction by Tim Crawford on March 1, 2015
4 entered by Clint Goss on April 15, 2017

Michael Graham Allen High C Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): C51; Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Instrument maker: Michael Graham Allen1; Date crafted: December 3, 2005 or before2; Date acquired: December 3, 20051; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 42.60±0.05 cm3

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss by mail from the flute maker, Michael Graham Allen, (as shown on his web site) on December 3, 2005.1; 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

Michael Graham Allen High D Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): D51; Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Instrument maker: Michael Graham Allen1; Date crafted: December 3, 2005 or before2; Date acquired: December 3, 20051; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 38.40±0.05 cm3

Provenance: Gift of the flute maker, Michael Graham Allen, to Clint Goss by mail on December 3, 2005 (with the other flutes that I ordered).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

Michael Graham Allen High E Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): E51; Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Instrument maker: Michael Graham Allen1; Date crafted: December 3, 2005 or before2; Date acquired: December 3, 20051; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 33.90±0.05 cm3

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss by mail from the flute maker, Michael Graham Allen, (as shown on his web site) on December 3, 2005.1; 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

Michael Graham Allen High F Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): F51; Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Instrument maker: Michael Graham Allen1; Date crafted: October 8, 2004 or before2; Date acquired: October 8, 20041; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 34.30±0.05 cm3

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss by mail from the Oregon Flute Store on October 8, 2004.1; 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

Michael Graham Allen High F# Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): F#51; Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Instrument maker: Michael Graham Allen1; Date crafted: December 3, 2005 or before2; Date acquired: December 3, 20051; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 30.35±0.05 cm3

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss by mail from the flute maker, Michael Graham Allen, (as shown on his web site) on December 3, 2005.1; 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

Michael Graham Allen High G Minor Native American Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): G51; Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Instrument maker: Michael Graham Allen1; Date crafted: December 3, 2005 or before2; Date acquired: December 3, 20051; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»; Overall length: 31.60±0.05 cm3

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss by mail from the flute maker, Michael Graham Allen, (as shown on his web site) on December 3, 2005.1; 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

Michael Graham Allen Low Ab BFC Scale Rim-blown Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): Ab31; Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Instrument maker: Michael Graham Allen1; Date crafted: November 19, 2005 or before2; Date acquired: November 19, 20051; Primary scale: Broken Flute Cave1 (steps: 2–1–1–3–2–2–1)

Provenance: Purchased at Native Rhythms Festival in 2005. Measurements have been posted on Flutopedia.com's Broken Flute Cave page since about 2010.1; 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

Michael Graham Allen Rim-blown Flute

Fingering sequence: 123–1231; Instrument maker: Michael Graham Allen1; Date crafted: November 22, 2003 or before2; Date acquired: November 22, 20031

Provenance: Gifted to Clint Goss in person from Michael Graham Allen at the Flower Mound gathering on November 22, 2003 as part of a workshop on rim-blown flutes.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: Michael Morningsun

Michael Morningsun Low G Minor Xiao

Fundamental pitch (design): G31; Fingering sequence: T14–131; Instrument maker: Michael Morningsun1 «Web Site»; Date crafted: September 7, 2003 or before2; Date acquired: September 7, 20031; Primary scale: Minor Pentatonic1 (steps: 3–2–2–3–2) «Wikipedia»

Provenance: Gifted to Clint Goss in person by Don Zimbleman on September 7, 2003.1; 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: Ram Mallappa

Ram Mallappa Major Diatonic 3D-Printed Bansuri

Instrument maker: Ram Mallappa1; Date crafted: July 31, 2016 or before2; Date acquired: July 31, 20161; Primary scale: Diatonic Major1 (steps: 2–2–1–2–2–2–1) «Wikipedia»

Provenance: The flute maker, Ram Mallappa, entered this flute in a raffle at the World Flute Society Convention on July 31, 2016. The raffle was won by Rich Dube, who then gifted the flute to Clint Goss on the same day.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: Vernon McNeal

Payne #7: Vernon McNeal 1965 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: (Unspecified)1; Instrument maker: Vernon McNeal2,3,4; Date crafted: About 19652,3; 19654; Overall length: 53.023(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 20 7/8' in)5

Identification: Munn auction lot #6172; Wolf item #7, photos #38-434; Auction history: October 22, 2005 by R. G. Munn Auctions: Sale price $50 ($63.36 including buyer's premium and tax), Estimate $300 - $500, Starting bid $1506; Remarks: Made by Vernon McNeal, non-Indian, he ran an Indian Craft shop at Bacone, 20” long.3

1 [Gatliff 2005] (original text: ‘(blank)’)
2 Auction by R. G. Munn Auctions on October 22, 2005
3 [Gatliff 2005]
4 [Wolf 2003]
5 [Wolf 2003] (original text: ‘L 20 7/8’)
6 R. G. Munn Auctions catalog record as of October 22, 2005

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