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Lakota club
Description Club reportedly owned by Sitting Bull, the Lakota chief, and used in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876. The wood handle is bound in rawhide and partially encloses an ellipsoid stone head at one end. The stone may be dolomite.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 22 inches length
1/2 inch diameter handle
2 1/2 inches width head
1 5/8 inches depth head
Nomenclature Club (weapon)
Creation Made by Lakota Sioux
Subjects Owned/used by: Sitting Bull, Chief
Made by Lakota Sioux
Used at Battle of the Little Big Horn
Used in Montana, United States
Indian. Armaments. Tools & Equipment. Bludgeon
Dates Use: Exactly 1876 According to legacy records, the club was used in the "Custer fight"--i.e., the Battle of Little Bighorn, which took place in 1876.
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 2116.E217