PLAINS INDIAN STONE HEAD "SKULL CRACKER" CLUB

Origin: North America, Plains Indian, Likely Sioux     (Provenance: Old Tennessee collection)

Period/Date: Reservation period.  Likely third quarter of the 19th Century

Materials:  stone, hide, sinew, cloth, trade, Ermine pelt, beads: circa pre 1800 are Spanish red pradres trade beads)

Description:  This handsome club has a slender short shaft and was probably used for dance as opposed to warfare.  That said it is a lethal  weapon if employed that way.  Note the classic shape of the head with fluted rings in the form of a stylized "whirlwind worm".  In good condition retaining its handle embellishments.  Note the white Ermines were used as decoration on clothing, clubs, tomahawks and war bonnets. 

Dimensions:   Overall Length 23.75"  (60.5 cm), Length to handle 16" (41 cm), Stone Length 6"  (15.5 cm), Stone Width  2" (5 cm)

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