|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Provenience:||United States of America|
|Culture Area:||Northwest Coast Culture Area|
|Locus:||Sitka Whale Collection|
|Credit Line:||Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1925|
|Other Number:||94 - Other Number|
Staff called "Shanisda's Staff (or Canisda's Staff)," which was said to have been won in battle against a Russian chief, Canisda. The staff was originally a spear whose blade was cut off after the war with the Russians (LS). The long, rounded shaft has raised ribbing at regular intervals and a larger raised section around the middle which serves as a handle. A conical covering of iron is attached to the top point of the staff above a second raised section in the wood. The entire surface of the staff is polished.
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