Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Ka’igwu (Kiowa) maker
  • tomahawk, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, stone, metal, leather, feather, bird foot, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 36 x 29 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 14 1/8 x 11 3/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5808

Tomahawk with a triangular head on a wooden handle. The head is held in place with leather wrapping. The handle is slightly curved. The end is wrapped with a leather strip. There is a brass? band with a short grey feather between the leather and the head. Strip of leather tied around other end with a bird foot at one end.