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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Plains 566
Descriptions
pigments 40 brass tacks 42 wood 4438 glass beads 689 iron 419
Names
gunstock war club
Date:
1850-1870
Dimensions:
blade length: 6.25 in, L: 33.75 in, blade width: 3 in, width: 4 in
Credit Line:
The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe
Remarks:
Gunstock shaped base with large pointed iron blade w/ two sets of oblong cuts outs on the lower portion is inserted into the outer side of stock. The handle of the stock is darkened, with ridges carved in, and finishes in a circular form with a hole drilled through the center. Piece of leather thong tied onto handle with yellow glass round bead, white large square bead and turquoise round bead. Entire perimeter (both sides) of the gunstock are edged in brass tacks with a small cross of tacks towards the handle end, and large cross with two half circle lines on the butt end. The two sides of the stock are carved out in continuous V pattern, painted in yellow, red and possible green (faded) with a brass tack in each of the V sections.
Accession Number:
NA.108.186

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Plains Indian Museum.
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