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War Club

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Object Number:
46-6-30
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cherokee
Provenience:
North Carolina
Culture Area:
Southeast
Section:
American
Materials:
Wood
Pigment
Description:
Smooth stick of oak wood with natural knot as head. "Red represents anger and blood. Carried by warrior in Brave Dance as symbol of bravery: he had killed enemy armed only with club -- without gun."
Length:
63cm
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition; Frank G. Speck and John G. Witthoft, 1932-1940

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