Arts of the Americas
Wood, buckskin, beads, metal
late 19th-early 20th century
Tomahawk: 22 7/16 x 6 11/16 in. (57 x 17 cm)
Dangler: 16 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (41.9 x 8.3 cm) (show scale)
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Oglala, Lakota, Sioux (Native American). Tomahawk, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, buckskin, beads, metal, Tomahawk: 22 7/16 x 6 11/16 in. (57 x 17 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 26.802. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 26.802_PS1.jpg)
overall, 26.802_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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Tomahawk with long wooden handle and metal head. Handle has studs in two rows with 4 diagonal stripes around it. A wrapped, beaded blue, white, and red hide piece slips over handle with an attached beaded and fringed flap hanging down from it. The flap's design includes a beaded cross in the center and a triangular form above the fringed end. The object was part of Red Cloud's War Outfit purchased in 1926 as material having belonged to him. Red Cloud lived from 1822 until 1909.
Condition: Good; the pieces should be stored together.
There is writing on the blade that reads partially:
COH ou LS
oits + co (or ons + co.)
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