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Dakota lance
Description Lance dating to the second half of the nineteenth century. Its blade is an elongated triangle of forged iron ground along its edges and fastened into a slot in the cylindrical wood haft with two iron rivets. The haft is wrapped with two areas of red wool on either side of an area wrapped in muskrat fur. All wrappings are bound with leather thongs. A tassel of leather thongs and the remains of bird feathers are attached at the proximal end of the wrapping. A carved ring encircles the butt of the haft.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 58 inches length overall
1 1/4 inches diameter shaft
2 1/4 inches width widest point
Nomenclature Lance (cavalry weapon)
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Indian. Armaments. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1850 - Not later than 1899

Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 8643.2