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Object Name Hammer, War
Other Name War Club
Object Number 1914.253.1
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description long straight wood handle covered with animal hide; hide encircles stone head on one end; stone is black and shaped like an elongated egg; hide extends into a thin flap with a hole at the other end of handle.
Dimensions W-6.693 L-37.165 inches
Dimension Details width is measurement of stone head from tip to tip;
hide flap extends 21 cm from handle
Material stone; wood; animal hide
Provenance The card that was attached read: "Taken by Little Bat, U. S. scout, from the lodge of an Indian from Big Foot's band. Said to me, Forsyth killed these Indians needlessly, while conducting them from Standing Rock Agency where Sitting Bull had just been killed by an Indian Soldier Police. The band was exterminated except for one papoose." Beatrice Ne[braska]
Search Terms American Indian
Little Bat
Sitting Bull