Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC9311003

Category: Club - Ball Head War Club

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux - Santee

Period: 1800-1825

Materials: Maple wood; iron spike

Description: Ball head club with iron spike fitted into center of ball. Sculpted handle has a long cutout, rounded at each end, and a series of smaller holes above and below the cutout. Some minor engraving. In white paint US War Dept and in black ink Inds Missouri Valley

Dimensions: Length 24 inches


The club was sketched by the artist, Seth Eastman in the mid 19th Century.
U.S. War Department
Marvin Lince, Tualatin, Oregon.
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


Peterson, Harold L., American Indian Tomahawks, Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York, 1965, Plate IV
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 54

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