Location: On Display in the Native American Voices

From: North America

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 52-6-10
Current Location Native American Voices - On Display
Culture Teton (uncertain)
Provenience North America
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Claw | Hide

Wooden staff surmounted by round, flat wooden face with bison-like horns, large rectangular depressed area for mouth, zigzag lines from upper mouth corners into horns, tiny rectangular eye-spots, and slight elevation for nose. Traces of red coloring. All but grip area of staff covered with yellowish tanned skin and pendant rattles of cut pieces of animal dew claws (?), bird talons and two brass bells.

Length 50.5 cm
Width 6 cm
Credit Line Gift of Episcopal Church Training School, 1952

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