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Catalog Number 11310-1
Title Club, War; Fixed Stone; Rawhide Wrapped Handle
Object Name Club
Description Club with fixed stone head construction. Elliptical shaped head is made of light gray-brown colored pecked geode The stone has a thick band of rawhide wrapped around it attaching it to the handle. The handle is a round wood stick wrapped with rawhide that is secured with sinew. The bottom of the handle has evidence of a leather tab being attached to it.
Year Range to 1890
Culture Sioux?/North American Indian
Material stone, wood, rawhide
Height (in) 2.5
Length (in) 28.5
Width (in) 5.25
People Keeling, William Henry
Event Wounded Knee
History Collected by Major William Henry Keeling. In 1855 Keeling surveyed the line between Kansas and Nebraska. He went to Texas in 1859. He also served with the U.S. Army during the Civil War. From 1862-1865 he served with the battalion that was General Sherman's bodyguard. In the late 1860s, he was stationed at western army posts, including Camp Cooke and Fort Leavenworth. During the 1880s he was the post trader at Fort Leavenworth.

In the old Arbor Lodge catalog, this club is identified as Sioux and "Wounded Knee".
Credit line William Henry Keeling, Falls City (Richardson), Nebraska
Collection Keeling, William Henry