Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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club with stone head
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • club with stone head, 1861–1889
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • stone, wood, rawhide, hide
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: a 88 x 11.5 x 5 cm length includes loop
    Object Length/Width/Depth: a 34 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 15/16 in length includes loop
    Object Length/Width: b 116.5 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: b 45 7/8 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3904.a,b

The club has a pointed oval stone head (2007.3904.a). The straight wooden handle is wrapped with rawhide strips with a strip around the head. There is a rawhide loop at the other end. The hide strip (2007.3904.b) has the remnants of fur that was once attached to the rawhide loop.