Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8401021

Category: Club - Gunstock War Club

Region: Northeast

Tribe: Sioux - Santee

Period: 1800-1825

Materials: Maple wood; Iron spear point

Description: Gunstock style war club with carved geometric, human, and animal figures on both sides of club.

Dimensions: Length 24.675 inches 62.5 cm


Sketched by Friedrich Paul Wilhelm, Duke of Württemberg during his American travels.
Cincinnati relic show, 1978
Paul Gray, Denver, Co.
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 111, Fig. 102
Feest, Christian F. and Sylvia Kasprycki, Peoples of the Twilight; European Views of Native Minnesota, 1823 to 1862, Afton Historical Society Press, Afton, Minnesota, 1999, pp210-211, Fig. 50
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 58

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Drs. Ted J. Brasser 2006

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