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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Eastern Plains 19
Descriptions
wood 4438 metal 3340 silk 96 brass tacks 42 pigment 539 nails 17
Names
war club 69
Date:
1860-1880
Dimensions:
L: 39.25 in, Diameter: 5 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:
gun stock like base, embedded with brass tacks in three (3) row stripes (horizontal) and two row stripes (angled), and three and two row blocks for 24” down from the top of club, and one single tack – on both sides. Painted in red (7”) and yellow (8 ¼”) segments from the top down. Three (3) blades protruding in 5”L area, put through a slit in the wood, apparently reinforced with nails. Each blade is 5 ½” L exposed. Small hole drilled through the top (1/4” dia). Handle is carved out round piece with hole, and circled with 6 brass tacks. Faded blue silk cord wrapped around bottom portion (5 ½”). Painted areas look retouched, some tacks are new.
Accession Number:
NA.108.215

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