Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8401020

Category: Fan - courting fan

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux - Santee

Period: 1825-1850

Materials: Pine wood; red, black, green, and blue paint

Description: Elaborately carved and painted with images of thunderbirds and a bull elk surrounded by a circle of 23 female elk on one side; the other side features a central rosette surrounded by 31 female figures; three headless males, and a child.

Dimensions: Height 16.5 inches; 42 cm Width 11 inches 28 cm


Lester Strawn Collection, Ottawa, Illinois
Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Splendid Heritage, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, May 27, 1995 - September 27, 1995
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, October 23, 1998 - October 3, 1999
Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wy, May 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo, Febuary 12, 2010 - April 24, 2010


Harrison, Julia D., The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples, McClelland and Stewart, Glenbow Museum, Toronto, 1987, pp 126-127, Fig. 115
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 82

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Drs. Ted J. Brasser 2005

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