Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) maker
  • club, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • wood, buckskin, stone, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 55 x 19 x 5 cm width includes spike
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 21 5/8 x 7 1/2 x 1 15/16 in width includes spike
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3869

The slightly curved wooden club's wider end is squared off and wrapped with buckskin, but a stone carving of lips and teeth emerge from the leather. The handle end is also wrapped with buckskin. A stone spike is held in place with a buckskin band.