Item Number: FCTOM722
Materials: Wood, bone, iron, buckskin glass beads.
Description: Blacksmith forged iron head with a bowl that is square in cross section. The ash stem has file-burned designs. Horse pictographs on each side of the blade were made by punching dots in outline. Tied on the haft is a fresh piece of human skull that is decorated with colored beads.
Dimensions: Length 28 inches
Tom Long Bull by descent
Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 38
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