Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Dzil Łigai Si'án Ndee (White Mountain Apache) maker
  • club, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona Territory (present-day Arizona), United States
  • stone, rawhide, wood, sinew, horse hair, beading
  • Object Length/Diameter: 82 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 32 1/4 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Margaret E. Sharp
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3884.a,b,c

The club has a stone head (2007.3884.a), wooden handle (2007.3884.b) and horse hair tassel (2007.3884.c). The stone head is round and covered with rawhide. It was originally attached to the shaft with rawhide, allowing it to move. The shaft is made of wood, but is covered in rawhide. There is a strip through the hole in the handle. The end of the handle has a narrower segment that attached to the now separate horse hair tassel. The tassel has a green and white diagonal striped band and top and long light colored horse hair.