Arts of the Americas
Wood, feather, silk ribbon, pigment
early 19th century
25 1/2 x 8 x 3/4 in. (64.8 x 20.3 x 1.9 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
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Chippewa (Native American). War Club, early 19th century. Wood, feather, silk ribbon, pigment, 25 1/2 x 8 x 3/4 in. (64.8 x 20.3 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.66. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.50.67.66_view1.jpg)
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This club has the shape of a gunstock, thus the sobriquet 'gunstock club. It may have been used for dance, men’s celebrations, gatherings, and societies. The stock is decorated with red paint and fire markings. Eagle feathers attached to one end have pinked edges. Ribbons decorate the handle, and green military braid serves as a wrist hold.
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