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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Native American - Plains
Weapons ➔ War Club

Identifier:
2017.16.41
Description:
A war club with a stone head and wooden shaft covered in hide.  There is a feather at the end.  It is possible that this is a modern version of a design used in the 19th century and earlier by tribes on the Great Plains.  War clubs could have practical use for fighting, but were also used in ceremonial contexts.
Date:
circa 1970
Materials:
Wood , Stone, Hide, Feather
Dimensions:
29"" h 4"" w 2"" d
Source:
Gift of Gordon L. Olson
Links:
http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/712980
Maker/Donor
Gordon L. Olson
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