Oglala, Lakota, Sioux. <em>Medicine Spear</em>, late 19th century. Hide, beads, iron, a: 63 3/4 x 1 in. (162 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks, 43.201.116a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 43.201.116a-b_bw.jpg)

Medicine Spear

Artist:Oglala, Lakota, Sioux

Medium: Hide, beads, iron

Geograhical Locations:

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)


Accession Number: 43.201.116a-b

Image: 43.201.116a-b_bw.jpg,

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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