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Bow Warrior Society Effigy War Club

Oglala Sioux
Standing Rock, North Dakota

ca. 1860

wood, human hair, feathers, brass tacks, paint, metal spike
length: 29"
width (incl. spike): 7" 

Inventory # P4320

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A very similar, though later version of this club was collected on the Standing Rock Reservation, and acquired by the State Historical Society of North Dakota in 1928 (See Ewers below)

PROVENANCE

Arlie Hasse, Chanhassen, MN
Paul Grey, CT
Private Collection

RELATED EXAMPLES

State Historical Society of North Dakota, Cat. No. 2,594 – See: Ewers, John, C. Plains Indian Sculpture: A Traditional Art From America’s Heartland. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1986, pg. 135, fig. 123, for a strikingly similar club documented as from the Standing Rock Reservation.

Detroit Institute of Arts – See: Penney, David and Longfish, George C. Native American Art. Westport: Hugh Lauter Levine and Associates, 1994, pg. 112 (left) for another example documented from Standing Rock.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Cat No. 1171/57 – See: Ewers, John, C. Plains Indian Sculpture: A Traditional Art From America’s Heartland. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1986, pg 134, fig. 122

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ca. 1830-1850
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