Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lacrosse stick
  • Muscogee (Creek) peoples
  • lacrosse stick, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, buckskin, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 84 x 7 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 33 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6852
Label Text

The lacrosse stick has a cylindrical handle. The end is flattened and curved around to form a teardrop-shaped opening. The end is secured with buckskin strips wrapped in three segments. The teardrop-shaped opening has a net across it formed by buckskin strips in a series of "x's."