Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Lakota maker
  • club, late 1800s–1876
  • Where object was made: United States
  • stone, wood, rawhide, buckskin, pigment, beading
  • Object Length/Diameter: 45 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 17 11/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Tobi Jones and Mr. Ed Heplor
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3897

The club has a round head, probably stone. The wooden handle and stone head are wrapped in rawhide. The head is also covered in buckskin and was once decorated with yellow beads. There is a band of buckskin with short fringe and green and white beading at the head end of the handle. The free end of the handle has a band of buckskin with short fringe and blue and white beading. The buckskin is colored with yellow pigment.