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Dakota buffalo horn staff or club
Description Staff or club made by a Miniconjou Lakota woman living at the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The head consists of two buffalo horns attached base-to-base with points curving backwards towards the handle. The horns are wrapped at their meeting point with a black cloth strap edged with thin serrated leather; red cloth straps edged with yellow muslin flank either side of the black strap. The top center of the head has an twisted cloth thong that probably originally terminated in an ornament. The wood dowel handle is wrapped with a thin fringed leather band near its head, sueded reddish fabric at its center and black wool at its base. The remainder is wrapped with strung random pattern beads, mostly blue. Colored feathered decorations are also present.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 22 inches length
8 inches width
Nomenclature Club (weapon)
Creation Made by: Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Made by Miniconjou Indians
Made in Rosebud Reservation, Todd County, South Dakota, United States
Subjects Made by Miniconjou Indians
Teton Dakota
Made in Rosebud Reservation, Todd County, South Dakota, United States
Indian. Armaments. Tools & Equipment. Bludgeon
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts. Unclassified
Dates Content: Exactly 1914
Donation date
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 488