Deer Jaw Sickle

The sickle cut tough, tall native grasses used in constructing thatched roofs and/or sides of houses. Just as the deer's teeth could cut food, the deer jaw sickle can saw tough prairie grass stems. Deer jaw sickles are found on archaeological site in Illinois,...

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Bison Scapula Sickle

The Bison Scapula Sickle was used to cut grass on the central plains in middle Missouri and traditional sites in the Dakotas and Iowa. These were made from very large bison scapulas (shoulder blades), probably from large bulls. These reproductions are faithful to the...

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Bone Thatching Needle

The thatching needle was used to tie the grass bundles to the house. Thatching needles were often made of deer or bison ribs and come in several forms. These usable recreations are made from split bison ribs like some of the originals. $60.00

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