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Jawbone Club: Weapons like this were made from either a sharpened buffalo, elk, or horse jawbone. They were used more when close combat was common, but they, along with many other weapons, fell out of favor when guns and metal weapons were introduced to the Americas.

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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Sioux 990 Fort Yates, North Dakota
Descriptions
jawbone fur 151 rawhide 1018 wood 4438 handle 322 horse 292
Names
war club 69
Date:
1945
Dimensions:
L: 26.25 in, width: 6.5 in
Remarks:
Utensils and implements - Fighting. War club - wood handle covered with rawhide and fur. Horses jawbone with teeth, stained red.
Accession Number:
NA.108.30

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