Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCTOM722

Category: Tomahawk

Region: Plains

Tribe: Kiowa

Period: 1850-1875

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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