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Flute Catalog - Q

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

Culture: Qaernermiut

AMNH 60 / 6684: Qaernermiut ~1910 Duct Flute

Crafting culture: Qaernermiut1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1910 or before2; Date acquired: 19103; Overall length: 33.8(±0.5) cm4; Materials: WOOD, SINEW3

Provenance: CHESTERFIELD INLET, Canada3; Personnel: Donor: Capt. George Comer (Purchase)3; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #60 / 6684.5

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: ‘Eskimo, Caribou, Kinipetu’)
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:33.8 W:3.1 H:2.8 (in CM)’)
5 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

Culture: Quapaw (Ugahxpa)

DCM 480: Red Fox Quapaw (Ugahxpa) ~1925 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Quapaw (Ugahxpa)1 «Wikipedia»; Instrument maker: Red Fox1 — Quapaw (Ugahxpa); Date crafted: Before June 9, 19252; Date acquired: June 9, 19251; Overall length: 64.90(±0.05) cm1; Materials: Tube of soft wood, pine or spruce, nickel silver bands.1; Condition: Mouthpipe has been forced into the bore, thereby opening the seam at the upper end. It has been repaired with a brass wire.1

Provenance: From Thurlow Lieurance, Lincoln, Nebraska, 9 June 1925.1; Disposition: In the Dayton C. Miller collection of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., cataloged as DCM 480:.3; Remarks: The instrument is finely finished on the exterior, the upper half being stained a rich brown, and the lower half having three color schemes consisting of a blond middle section area, with the fingerhole flat stained brown as above, and the lower fourth of the instrument painted black and containing 5 ventholes, 3 round and 2 shaped like a 4-pointed star. The flue plate is lead and the wood flue cover is carved like a horse's head and neck. The mouthpipe is a bored-out sewing thimble over a wooden inner pipe. Rather than lashed with a leather thong, the flue cover is attached with a braided steel wire. The maker appears to have had access to a well-equipped shop, including a wood lathe. DCM ledger quotes letter from Thurlow Lieurance, who gave the flute to Miller: "This was made by Red Fox, a Qupaw Indian at Miami Oklahoma. I suppose this will be the last flute ever made by an Indian of this tribe. There are only about one hundred of them left. The old fellow tried to make an elaborate instrument. I have never seen an Indian flute just like this one."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.

DCM 1184: Quapaw (Ugahxpa) ~1933 Native American Whistle

Crafting culture: Quapaw (Ugahxpa)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: Before June 8, 19332; Date acquired: June 8, 19331; Overall length: 59.00(±0.05) cm1; Materials: Unidentified hard wood, formed into bird's head at lower end.1

Provenance: From Albert G. Heath, Chicago, 8 June 1933.1; Disposition: In the Dayton C. Miller collection of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., cataloged as DCM 1184:.3; Remarks: Dayton C. Miller ledger entry: "American Indian, Quapaw Tribe."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.

NMAI 10/2920: Quapaw (Ugahxpa) ~1905 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Quapaw (Ugahxpa)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1890 – 19201; Overall length: 48.4(±0.1) cm2; Materials: Bamboo, wood, hide thong/babiche, lead, sinew1

Provenance: Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Dr. W.C. Barnard (William Clark Barnard, 1870-1945); acquired by MAI in 1920.1; Disposition: In the National Museum of the American Indian collection in Washington, DC, catalog #10/2920.3; Remarks: Place: Oklahoma; USA. Techniques: Carved, perforated, wrapped.1

1 National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution catalog record as of August 28, 2010
2 National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution catalog record as of August 28, 2010 (original text: ‘Dimensions: 48.4 x 4.0 x 4.3 cm’)
3 entered by Clint Goss on April 6, 2017

Image courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian Image courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian

Payne #13: Quapaw (Ugahxpa) ~1950 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Quapaw (Ugahxpa)1,2 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: About 1940's – 1950's2,3; Overall length: 47.943(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 18 7/8' in)4

Identification: Wolf item #13, photos #76-801; Munn auction lot #2693; Auction history: October 21, 2005 by R. G. Munn Auctions: Sale price $140 ($177.42 including buyer's premium and tax), Estimate $500 - $1,000, Starting bid $2505; Remarks: Originally purchased from Lyons Indian Store in Tulsa OK, listed in flute book [page 33, figure 69], 19” long.2

Cited in: [Payne 1999], page 33, figure 69

1 [Wolf 2003]
2 [Gatliff 2005]
3 Auction by R. G. Munn Auctions on October 21, 2005
4 [Wolf 2003] (original text: ‘L 18 7/8’)
5 R. G. Munn Auctions catalog record as of October 21, 2005

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Culture: Quechan (Kwtsaan)

AMNH 50.1 / 8337: Quechan (Kwtsaan) ~1915 Rim-blown Flute

Crafting culture: Quechan (Kwtsaan)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1915 or before2; Date acquired: 19153; Overall length: 73.5(±0.5) cm4; Materials: CANE, CLOTH, BEADS, THREAD, SINEW, PIGMENT3

Provenance: AZ?, CA?, Southwest, USA3; Personnel: Donor: Dr. John V. Lauderdale (Gift)3; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50.1 / 8337.5

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: ‘Yuma (Diegueno)’)
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:73.5 D:3 (in CM)’)
5 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

AMNH 50.1 / 8338: Quechan (Kwtsaan) ~1915 Rim-blown Flute

Crafting culture: Quechan (Kwtsaan)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1915 or before2; Date acquired: 19151; Overall length: 52.0(±0.5) cm3; Materials: CANE, PIGMENT1

Provenance: AZ?, CA?, Southwest, USA1; Personnel: Donor: Dr. John V. Lauderdale (Gift)1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50.1 / 8338.4

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:52 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 / 8339: Quechan (Kwtsaan) ~1915 Open-Block Flute

Crafting culture: Quechan (Kwtsaan)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1915 or before2; Date acquired: 19153; Overall length: 74.0(±0.5) cm4; Materials: CANE, PIGMENT3

Provenance: AZ?, CA?, Southwest, USA3; Personnel: Donor: Dr. John V. Lauderdale (Gift)3; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50.1 / 8339.5

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: ‘Yuma (Diegueno)’)
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:74 D:3 (in CM)’)
5 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

 
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