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The ethnology collection primarily consists of Native American artifacts from tribes both inside and outside of Louisiana. Prominent items in the collection include pottery, spear points, cooking balls, and beads. Of particular interest in the ethnology collection are several Native American baskets. The most significant baskets in the museum's collection can be traced back to Coushatta, Chitimacha, and Choctaw tribes. Types include large flat baskets (or tapa), winnowing baskets, sieves, elbow baskets, pointed baskets, double woven covered baskets and pack baskets.

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