University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 46-6-30
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Cherokee
Provenience: North Carolina
Culture Area: Southeast
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Length: 63cm
Credit Line:Cherokee Expedition; Frank G. Speck and John G. Witthoft, 1946

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."


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