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These mouth harp fragments were recovered at the Blue Earth Village site in Pottawatomie County during a survey by Kansas Historical Society archeologists. The site was the location of a Kansa village, and at one time had many houses. Mouth harps are also called Jew's harps, Ozark harps, or even juice harps. They are a musical instrument played by plucking the reed (these are both missing their center reeds) when the instrument is placed in the mouth. The frame acts as a resonator.

Date: 1794-1830

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Item Number: 449653
Call Number: 14PO24 2018.A
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 449653

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