War mace, circa 1870, (Teton Dakota)

Mazza da guerra, 1870 circa, (Teton Dakota)

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Polished, engraved and painted siliceous stone, dehusked wood, tanned leather, with glass content

Location:

C.A. 520

Provenance:

Donation of Missioni Cattoliche Americane, 1893

Two-pointed war club (commonly called "skull-splitter"); it was used in hand-to-hand combat even after the appearance of firearms, as a symbol of bravery and valor.