Warrior Society Dance Wand
Arts of the Americas
Hide, wood, deer hooves
early 19th century
15 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. (38.1 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm) (show scale)
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Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
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Sioux (Native American). Warrior Society Dance Wand, early 19th century. Hide, wood, deer hooves, 15 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. (38.1 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.117. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.117_bw_SL1.jpg)
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This is a wonderful Warrior Society dance wand. However the handle seems very short, as usually they are longer. One in the Buffalo Bill Plains Museum collection is just like this with long handle. These are also shown being used by dancers in Catlin’s paintings .
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