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Catalog Number 10342-1
Title Club; Decorative; Stone Head; Braided Horsehair Handle
Object Name Club
Description Club with fixed stone head construction. Elliptical shaped head is made of pale colored stone that is polished and has tiny lines scratched into the surface. The stone head is attached to the handle with a thick band of cow, deer or horse hide that still has brown fur on it. The handle is a round wood stick covered with black and white braided horsehair. The base, center and tip or the handle have tufts of white/gray horsehair tied to it with blue painted sinew. The tip of the handle has a braided loop of black hair and leather strip attached to it.
Year Range to 1905
Culture North American Indian/Winnebago
Material Stone; Wood; Horse Hair; Sinew
Used USA: Nebraska (Saunders), Wahoo or Ceresco
Height (in) 1.375
Length (in) 19.125
Width (in) 5
People Olson, Henry
History Henry Olson received this club when he was playing with the Winnebago Indians Baseball team in the early 1900s. He was living in Wahoo or Ceresco.
Credit line John Stanton & Mary Stanton, Hemingford, NE
Collection Stanton, John & Mary