Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lacrosse stick
  • unknown Potawatomi maker
  • lacrosse stick, late 1800s–1924
  • Where object was made: Kansas, United States
  • wood, pigment, buckskin, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 86 x 12 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 33 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 1 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6850

The lacrosse stick has a straight handle and a round end. The round end has a net inside made from buckskin strips. The handle near the netted end is decorated with notches and "X's" and is colored green. There is a red arrow on one side and a green one on the other.