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Warrior Society Dance Wand

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Hide, wood, deer hooves
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES early 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 15 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. (38.1 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 50.67.117
    CREDIT LINE Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, 50.67.117_bw_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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    Warrior Society Dance Wand