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Flute Catalog - U

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

CMH 89-527: Ukrainian Rim-blown Flute

Crafting culture: Ukrainian1; Overall length: 60.1(±0.1) cm2

1 Canadian Museum of History catalog record as of April 14, 2017
2 Canadian Museum of History catalog record as of April 14, 2017 (original text: ‘Length 60.1 cm, Outside Diameter 1.8 cm’)

Image courtesy of the Canadian History Museum.

CMH 89-636: Ukrainian Rim-blown Flute

Crafting culture: Ukrainian1; Overall length: 75.0(±0.1) cm2

1 Canadian Museum of History catalog record as of April 14, 2017
2 Canadian Museum of History catalog record as of April 14, 2017 (original text: ‘Height 75.0 cm, Outside Diameter 2.0 cm’)

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Ukrainian Mid-range G Major Diatonic Duct Flute

Fundamental pitch (design): G41; Fingering sequence: T1234–T12341; Crafting culture: Ukrainian1; Date crafted: March 5, 2002 or before2; Date acquired: March 5, 20021; Primary scale: Diatonic Major1 (steps: 2–2–1–2–2–2–1) «Wikipedia»

Provenance: Purchased by Clint Goss in person at a music store in Varna, Bulgaria on March 5, 2002.1; 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: Umatilla

DCM 846: Umatilla ~1929 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Umatilla1,2; Date crafted: Before April 15, 19293; Date acquired: April 15, 19291; Overall length: 63.024(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 24 13/16' in)4; 62.90(±0.05) cm1; Materials: Soft wood, painted black, steel upholstery tacks for eyes, painted red inside mouth. Brass tube mouthpiece, lead flue plate, wood flue cover.1

Provenance: From Albert G. Heath, Chicago, 15 Apr. 1929.1; Disposition: In the Dayton C. Miller collection of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., cataloged as DCM 846:.5; Remarks: Dayton C. Miller ledger entry: "American Indian, Umatilla" The mouthpiece is integrally carved from the basic tube and surrounded with an oval brass tube suggested by DCM to be from a rifle shell casing. Carved wooden flue cover possibly not original, it being less finely crafted than the carving at the end of the instrument.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 13/16’)
5 entered by Clint Goss on February 23, 2017

Culture: Ute (Nuutsiu)

AMNH 50 / 1282: Ute (Nuutsiu) ~1900 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Ute (Nuutsiu)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 1900 or before2; Date acquired: 19001; Overall length: 48.6(±0.5) cm3; Materials: WOOD, FEATHERS, HIDE, STRING, PIGMENT, PITCH?1

Identification: AMNH Field No. 5771; Provenance: UT, UINTAH COUNTY, WHITEROCKS, California, USA1; Personnel: Collector: Alfred L. Kroeber; Donor: Mrs. Morris K. Jesup (Gift)1; Disposition: In the American Museum of Natural History collection in New York City, catalog #50 / 1282.4

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:48.6 W:9.5 H:5.5 (in CM)’)
4 entered by Clint Goss on March 24, 2017

Image courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.

DCM 205: Henry Johnson Ute (Nuutsiu) ~1921 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Ute (Nuutsiu)1 «Wikipedia»; Instrument maker: Henry Johnson1 — Ute (Nuutsiu); Date crafted: Before December 19212; Date acquired: December 19211; Overall length: 46.70(±0.05) cm1; Materials: Light wood, rawhide thongs, tinned steel flue plate.1; Condition: Apparently no mouthpipe.1

Provenance: From Frances Densmore, Red Wing, Minnesota, Dec. 19211; Disposition: In the Dayton C. Miller collection of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., cataloged as DCM 205:.3; Remarks: The next-to-top lashing also secures the carved wood flue cover, which is also glued into position. The flue plate is tinned steel, glued and lashed into position just beneath the flue cover and indented into the flue to form the edge. Decorated with simple lines burned into both the tube and the flue cover. DCM ledger: "Ute 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.

DCM 898: Ute (Nuutsiu) ~1929 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Ute (Nuutsiu)1,2 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: Before September 28, 19293; Date acquired: September 28, 19291; Overall length: 54.10(±0.05) cm1; 54.293(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 21 3/8' in)4; Materials: Unidentified hard wood, stained yellow, and with carved and incised designs including a branch and leaf. Radiating lines encircling each fingerhole.1

Provenance: From N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 28 Sept. 1929.1; Disposition: In the Dayton C. Miller collection of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., cataloged as DCM 898:.5; Remarks: Dayton C. Miller ledger entry: "American Indian, Ute." Tube, with integral mouthpipe. One of the rawhide wrappings also secures the flue cover.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 21 3/8’)
5 entered by Clint Goss on February 23, 2017

NMNH E211003: Ute (Nuutsiu) ~1901 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Ute (Nuutsiu)1,2 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: Before June 27, 19013; Accession date: June 27, 19011; Overall length: 43.180(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 17' in)4

Identification: NMNH Accession No. 0381631; Provenance: Not Given, Utah, United States, North America1; Personnel: Collector and Donor: Mrs. Georgia O. Carr1; Disposition: In the National Museum of Natural History collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., catalog #E211003:.5

For more information: Smithsonian Institution / Collections

1 Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of Natural History catalog record as of February 26, 2017
2 [Wolf 2002]
3 entered by Clint Goss, based on the accession date.
4 [Wolf 2002] (original text: ‘L 17’)
5 entered by Clint Goss on February 26, 2017

Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.
Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.

NMNH E287227: Ute (Nuutsiu) ~1915 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Ute (Nuutsiu)1,2 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: Before May 26, 19153; Accession date: May 26, 19151

Identification: NMNH Accession No. 0583701; Provenance: Northeast Utah, Utah, United States, North America1; Personnel: Collector and Donor: Miss Frances Theresa Densmore1; Disposition: In the National Museum of Natural History collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., catalog #E287227:.4; Remarks: NEW INSTRUMENT ON OLD DESIGN.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 [Wolf 2002]
3 entered by Clint Goss, based on the accession date.
4 entered by Clint Goss on February 26, 2017

Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.
Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.

NMNH E315168: Ute (Nuutsiu) ~1920 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Ute (Nuutsiu)1,2 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: Before August 9, 19203; Accession date: August 9, 19201; Overall length: 54.610(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 21 1/2' in)4

Identification: NMNH Accession No. 0653161; Provenance: Not Given, Southeast, Colorado, United States, North America1; Personnel: Donor: Dr. H. O. Sommer1; Disposition: In the National Museum of Natural History collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., catalog #E315168:.5

For more information: Smithsonian Institution / Collections

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

Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.
Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.
Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.
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NMNH E351015: Ute (Nuutsiu) ~1930 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Ute (Nuutsiu)1,2 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: Before October 27, 19303; Accession date: October 27, 19301; Overall length: 54.610(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 21 1/2' in)4

Identification: NMNH Accession No. 1121961; Provenance: Not Given, Utah, United States, North America1; Personnel: Donor: Gen. Timothy E. Wilcox1; Disposition: In the National Museum of Natural History collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., catalog #E351015:.5

For more information: Smithsonian Institution / Collections

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

Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.
Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.

Payne #28: Ute (Nuutsiu) 1850 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Ute (Nuutsiu)1,2 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 18501; About 1850's2,3; Overall length: 48.895(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 19 1/4' in)4

Identification: Munn auction lot #11103; Wolf item #28, photos #170-1751; Auction history: October 23, 2005 by R. G. Munn Auctions: Sale price $5,500 ($6,969.88 including buyer's premium and tax), Estimate $1,000 - $1,800, Starting bid $5005; Remarks: Painted design on top, listed in flute book [page, figure], 19” long.2

1 [Wolf 2003]
2 [Gatliff 2005]
3 Auction by R. G. Munn Auctions on October 23, 2005
4 [Wolf 2003] (original text: ‘L 19 1/4’)
5 R. G. Munn Auctions catalog record as of October 23, 2005

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Payne #29: Billy Mike Ute (Nuutsiu) 1985 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Ute (Nuutsiu)1,2 «Wikipedia»; Instrument maker: Billy Mike1,2,3 — Ute (Nuutsiu); Date crafted: 19851; About 19852,3; Overall length: 49.848(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 19 5/8' in)4

Identification: Wolf item #29, photos #176-1811; Munn auction lot #6183; Auction history: October 22, 2005 by R. G. Munn Auctions: Sale price $150 ($190.09 including buyer's premium and tax), Estimate $400 - $700, Starting bid $2005; Remarks: Possibly the last flute made by Billy Mike, 19.5” long.2

1 [Wolf 2003]
2 [Gatliff 2005]
3 Auction by R. G. Munn Auctions on October 22, 2005
4 [Wolf 2003] (original text: ‘L 19 5/8’)
5 R. G. Munn Auctions catalog record as of October 22, 2005

Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com

Payne #30: Ira Cuthair Ute (Nuutsiu) 1975 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Ute (Nuutsiu)1,2 «Wikipedia»; Instrument maker: Ira Cuthair1,2,3 — Ute (Nuutsiu); Date crafted: 19751; About 19752,3; Overall length: 67.310(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 26 1/2' in)4

Identification: Wolf item #30, photos #182-1901; Munn auction lot #2873; Auction history: October 22, 2005 by R. G. Munn Auctions: Sale price $800 ($1,013.8 including buyer's premium and tax), Estimate $500 - $900, Starting bid $2502; Remarks: Made by Ira Cuthair, with painted geometric design, listed in flute book [page 25, figure 36, second from bottom], 26.5” long.2

Cited in: [Payne 1999], page 25, figure 36, second from bottom

1 [Wolf 2003]
2 [Gatliff 2005]
3 Auction by R. G. Munn Auctions on October 22, 2005
4 [Wolf 2003] (original text: ‘L 26 1/2’)

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Payne #35: Ute (Nuutsiu) 1880 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Ute (Nuutsiu)1,2 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 18801; About 1880's2,3; Overall length: 48.260(±0.159) cm (⇇ 'L 19' in)4

Identification: Wolf item #35, photos #217-2211; Munn auction lot #11093; Auction history: October 23, 2005 by R. G. Munn Auctions: Sale price $4,000 ($5,069. including buyer's premium and tax), Estimate $1,500 - $2,500, Starting bid $7505; Remarks: Fipple shield, block in form of lizard, similar one in Smithsonian, possibly Sundance flute, listed in flute book [page 25, figure 35], 19” long.2

Cited in: [Payne 1999], page 25, figure 35

1 [Wolf 2003]
2 [Gatliff 2005]
3 Auction by R. G. Munn Auctions on October 23, 2005
4 [Wolf 2003] (original text: ‘L 19’)
5 R. G. Munn Auctions catalog record as of October 23, 2005

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Payne #45: Ira Cuthair Ute (Nuutsiu) ~1955 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Ute (Nuutsiu)1 «Wikipedia»; Instrument maker: Ira Cuthair1,2 — Ute (Nuutsiu); Date crafted: About 1950's1,2

Identification: Munn auction lot #1182; Auction history: October 21, 2005 by R. G. Munn Auctions: Sale price $180 ($228.11 including buyer's premium and tax), Estimate $600 - $1,000, Starting bid $3003; Remarks: Incised blue painted design, made by Ira Cuthair, described in flute book [page 25, figure 36, second from top], 23.5” long.1

Cited in: [Payne 1999], page 25, figure 36, second from top

1 [Gatliff 2005]
2 Auction by R. G. Munn Auctions on October 21, 2005
3 R. G. Munn Auctions catalog record as of October 21, 2005

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Payne #47: Ira Cuthair Ute (Nuutsiu) ~1955 Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Ute (Nuutsiu)1 «Wikipedia»; Instrument maker: Ira Cuthair1,2 — Ute (Nuutsiu); Date crafted: About 1950's1,2

Identification: Munn auction lot #1752; Auction history: October 21, 2005 by R. G. Munn Auctions: Sale price $125 ($158.41 including buyer's premium and tax), Estimate $600 - $1,100, Starting bid $3003; February 25, 2008 on EBay: Sale price $3601; Remarks: Made by Ira Cuthair, listed in flute book [page 25, figure 36, bottom], unusual baffle block, 21.4” long. (Resold on eBay 2008-02-25 for $360)1

Cited in: [Payne 1999], page 25, figure 36, bottom

1 [Gatliff 2005]
2 Auction by R. G. Munn Auctions on October 21, 2005
3 R. G. Munn Auctions catalog record as of October 21, 2005

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TL-WSU #11: Ute (Nuutsiu) ~1913 Low B Native American Flute

Crafting culture: Ute (Nuutsiu)1 «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: About 19132; Overall length: 63.0(±0.1) cm (⇇ 630 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 19 (original text: ‘"… flute made by a Ute Indian out of a piece of metal gas pipe …" - Thurlow Lieurance’)
2 [Hensley 2002], page 19
3 entered by Clint Goss on 2002
4 [Hensley 2002], page 3

Set: University of Colorado Museum of Anthropology

UCM 2424: Cañon del Muerto Rim-blown Flute

Era crafted: Ancestral Puebloan / Basketmaker II Era1 (1500 BCE – 500 CE) «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 255 CE ±901

For more information: Flutopedia: The Development of Flutes in North America / Mummy Cave Flutes

Cited in: [Quirolo 1982], pages 200-202; page 353 (dating); [Morris 1925], pages 264 and 293; [Renaud 1926] Flûtes indiennes préhistoriques du Sud-Ouest Américain «Indian Flutes of the Prehistoric American Southwest»; [Douglass 1935]; [Gatliff 2003]

1 [Quirolo 1982], page 353, Burial 16B Tseahatso

UCM 2433: Cañon del Muerto Rim-blown Flute

Era crafted: Ancestral Puebloan / Basketmaker II Era1 (1500 BCE – 500 CE) «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 255 CE ±901

For more information: Flutopedia: The Development of Flutes in North America / Mummy Cave Flutes

Cited in: [Quirolo 1982], pages 200-202; page 353 (dating); [Morris 1925], pages 264 and 293; [Renaud 1926] Flûtes indiennes préhistoriques du Sud-Ouest Américain «Indian Flutes of the Prehistoric American Southwest»; [Douglass 1935]; [Gatliff 2003]

1 [Quirolo 1982], page 353, Burial 16B Tseahatso

UCM 2448: Cañon del Muerto Rim-blown Flute

Era crafted: Ancestral Puebloan / Basketmaker II Era1 (1500 BCE – 500 CE) «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 255 CE ±901

For more information: Flutopedia: The Development of Flutes in North America / Mummy Cave Flutes

Cited in: [Quirolo 1982], pages 200-202; page 353 (dating); [Morris 1925], pages 264 and 293; [Renaud 1926] Flûtes indiennes préhistoriques du Sud-Ouest Américain «Indian Flutes of the Prehistoric American Southwest»; [Douglass 1935]

1 [Quirolo 1982], page 353, Burial 16B Tseahatso

UCM 2449: Cañon del Muerto Rim-blown Flute

Era crafted: Ancestral Puebloan / Basketmaker II Era1 (1500 BCE – 500 CE) «Wikipedia»; Date crafted: 255 CE ±901

For more information: Flutopedia: The Development of Flutes in North America / Mummy Cave Flutes

Cited in: [Quirolo 1982], pages 200-202; page 353 (dating); [Morris 1925], pages 264 and 293; [Renaud 1926] Flûtes indiennes préhistoriques du Sud-Ouest Américain «Indian Flutes of the Prehistoric American Southwest»; [Douglass 1935]

1 [Quirolo 1982], page 353, Burial 16B Tseahatso

 
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