19th Columbia River Root Digging Handle
19th C mid Columbia River root digging handle made from a elk antler point with a round hole on the upper end with a design on the pointed end of incised lines. There are 5 incised lines running toward the tip, ranging in length from 1 1/4" to 1 1/2". The hole is for attaching the handle to the curved digging stick. The handle has a good patina of age and is in very good condition. This is part of a very large collection of Columbia River artifacts which was begun in the late 19th C. and had been in storage for a very long time.
L.10"; D. 1"