Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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club with stone head
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • club with stone head, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: United States
  • stone, wood, buckskin, horse hair, wool cloth, cotton, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 50 x 19.5 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 19 5/8 x 7 5/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3885

The club has a pointed oval stone head and a straight wooden handle with a buckskin strip around the stone head. The strip is beaded in blocks of green and pink. The handle has three segments wrapped with cotton cloth and strings of beads. There is short buckskin fringe at the ends of the beaded segments. The non-beaded portions of the handle are wrapped with buckskin. There is a tassel of red horse hair at the end with a band of red wool at the attachment.