Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lacrosse stick
  • unknown Cayuga or Onöndowága (Seneca) maker
  • lacrosse stick, circa 1820
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • wood, rawhide, netting
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 99 x 19 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 39 x 7 1/2 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6488

The lacrosse stick has a large netted end. The wooden portion has a straight handle that is roughly half the length. The curved portion that holds the rawhide net is also about half the overall length. One side of the teardrop shaped end does not have a wooden piece, but a net only. It is brown.