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Medicine Spear

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Hide, beads, iron
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES late 19th century
    DIMENSIONS a: 63 3/4 x 1 in. (162 x 2.5 cm) b: 13 3/8 x 1 3/16 in. (34 x 3 cm)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 43.201.116a-b
    CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Spear supposedly belonging to Crazy Horse, with hide and bead trimming and iron head. This was given to Dr. Brooks by the daughter of General Brown. Although titled as singular "spear" there were two numbers assigned to it that may refer to two component parts- shaft and fringe trim- but there could also be an additional missing piece.
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