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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
dyed porcupine quills 86 glass beads 689 stone 206 pigment 539 tanned hide 570 cotton thread 354 wool cloth 199 feather 171
war club 69
ca. 1900
Diameter: 6.75 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
Stone head war club, rounded stone covered with dark blue pigmented tanned hide, loosely attached/ tethered to the tanned hide covered wood handle, with cotton thread sewn on seam. Top of stone/hide covered head is three sectioned hide strips w/ sections wrapped in orange porcupine quills - all attached to one eagle feather fluff on the end. Tethered base is wrapped in seed beads striped in white, dark blue and red. Hide wrapped handle is self-fringed, with section of longer, partial quill wrapped fringe at top and bottom. Handle is wrapped at bottom with dark blue wool cloth, then wrapped again with narrow hide strip. Twisted leather handle attached to bottom; and longer fringe pieces with some quill wrapping in orange and green.
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