Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Cheyenne or Shoshone maker
  • club, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Lander, Wyoming, United States
  • stone, wood, buckskin, metal, beading
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 37 x 8.5 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 14 9/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of William R. Scott
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3870

The club has a round stone head and straight wooden handle. The handle is covered in buckskin, which is continuous with the band securing the stone head. The band around the head is beaded with lane stitching. It has a white field with red triangles with brown metal and dark blue outlines. There is short buckskin fringe around the beaded strip. The handle is decorated with two bands of dark blue beads and one white band. There is short buckskin fringe at each band.