University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 46-6-31
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: North Carolina
Culture Area: Southeast
Length: 51cm
Credit Line:Cherokee Expedition; Frank G. Speck and John G. Witthoft, 1946


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." 46-6-31: Same as 46-6-30 except club is of locust wood.

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