Plains spear

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Description A Plains spear, possibly Dakota, collected by Jacob V. Brower in McCook County, South Dakota in the second half of the 19th century. The spear consists of a bone point lashed to the top a long wooden staff with leather, and another small, claw-like bone point also lashed with leather closer to the bottom of the staff.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 49 inches length (shaft and blade)
7 inches length (blade)
1 inch width (shaft)
Nomenclature Spear
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Brower, Honorable Jacob Vandenberg
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Collected in McCook County, South Dakota, United States
Indians of North America--Great Plains.
Indian weapons--Great Plains.
Indian. Armaments. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Dates Discovery: Not earlier than 1860 - Not later than 1905

Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 4155.E405

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