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These dresses are made with "Elk Ivories" all over them. Each elk has 2 of them and they are believed to be leftover tusks from long ago. A man had to be rich in elk ivory to afford a wife. Valued and traded amongst tribes. One Shoshone tribe had 20,000 elk ivories on clothing alone. Crooked Nose. Southern Cheyenne. 1898

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Elk Ivory European Mount Necklace For many, saving the ivories is part of an elk hunting tradition passed down through generations. The teeth are a trophy from the hunt, a way to honor the animal that gave up its life.

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