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Orinoco Indian trumpet

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Trumpets are often mentioned by writers who have recorded the manners and customs of the Indians at the time of the discovery of America. There are, however, scarcely any illustrations to be relied on of these instruments transmitted to us. The Conch was frequently used as a trumpet for conveying signals in war.

Musical Instruments
Written by Carl Engel
Published in 1875
Available from gutenberg.org