Sioux. <em>Dance Staff</em>, early 19th century. Wood, pigment, 36 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (93.3 x 7 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.94. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.94_bw_SL1.jpg)

Dance Staff


Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 19th century

Dimensions: 36 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (93.3 x 7 x 7 cm)


Accession Number: 50.67.94

Image: 50.67.94_bw_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Long staff with knobs along the handle. The top is a larger knob with a face engraved into one side. Similar staffs are used for Sioux Warrior Societies and there is a possibility this staff was used as such and is not Caddo but Sioux.

Brooklyn Museum