Tule Duck Decoy

Nevada State Artifact


Lovelock Culture duck decoy

Model of a Lovelock Culture duck decoy, made by Davin George, Stillwater Northern Paiute; photo by Matthew B. Brown on Flickr (all rights reserved, used by permission of Nevada Magazine). 

Tule Duck Decoy

Nevada designated the tule duck decoy as the official state artifact in 1995. From Nevada Legislature:

"This decoy was created almost 2,000 years ago. Discovered by archeologists in 1924 during an excavation at Lovelock Cave, the decoys are formed of bundles of bulrush (tule) stems, bound together and shaped to resemble canvasback ducks."