A nicely detailed Indian Profile is at the top of this spoon and is quite appropriate for a Nowata spoon. Nowata served as the last train stop for Native Americans being resettled into Oklahoma. The name means "Welcome" or "Friendly" in the Lenape language. The Cherokee named it A-ma-di-ka-ni-gunh-gunh, which means "No Water". The stem of the spoon has corn on it, and the bowl has images of the Courthouse, High School, and City Hall, in raised relief. The back of the spoon has an eagle over crossed flags. Perhaps a tribute to Oklahoma's recent statehood. The spoon dates at least a few years after that, 1913 or later.
The spoon measures 5 1/4 inches in length, is marked Sterling, and has the mark of the Watson Company. It weighs 14.8 grams. Very good condition.
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