Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC9311010

Category: Club - War Club

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux - Teton, Hunkpapa

Period: 1875-1900 - ca. 1885

Materials: Wood; iron; brass tacks; porcupine quills; paint; catlinite.

Description: Classic Standing Rock Reservation war club decorated with a carved human head above a ball with a spike projecting from it. Handle is carved in a wave pattern and edged with brass tacks. Hand hold section wrapped with quillwork.

Dimensions: Length 27.25 inches


George Flie, Canada
Marvin Lince, Tualatin, Oregon
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


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


Sotheby's Auction Catalogue, Sotheby's, New York, Sale 4586Y, Lot 233, April 25, 1981
cf. Ewing, Douglas C., Pleasing The Spirits: A Catalogue of a Collection of American Indian Art, Ghylen Press, New York, 1982, pp 146. Fig. 116
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 55

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