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Staff or War Club

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Stone, hide, bison horns, owl feathers, horsehair, ochre
  • Place Made: Plains, North America
  • DATES 1875-1900
    DIMENSIONS 21 7/8 in. (55.5 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Plains (Native American). Staff or War Club, 1875-1900. Stone, hide, bison horns, owl feathers, horsehair, ochre, 21 7/8 in. (55.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X730. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE detail, CUR.X730_view2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Central Plains. This club would be carried in dances as a something that gave status and position to a man for instance the Buffalo Dance Society. Should not have any restrictions as these were individual ownership.
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    Staff or War Club