- Museum number
Dance club made of stone, wood, cloth, feather, beads, buckskin.
Height: 10 centimetres
Length: 78 centimetres
Width: 12 centimetres
- Curator's comments
on display in Many Tumors: Vincent Hunt
The club's shaft is decorated with beadwork and red commercial cotton cloth. The tab attached to the handle is common in similar objects from the Plains. The use of bead colours is consistent with NW Plains Indians's taste. The two rooster feathers attached to the head are unusual. (Max Carocci, 23/10/2008)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2002 1 May-15 Sept, Lethbridge, Alberta, Sir Alexander Galt Museum & Archive, Ancestors-Akaitapiiwa
2010 6 Jan-5 Apr, British Museum, Room 91, Warriors of the Plains: 200 years of Native North American honour and ritual
2011 17 Jun-25 Sep, Lotherton Hall, Leeds, Warriors of the Plains
2011 12 Oct-2012 19 Feb, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Warriors of the Plains
2012 22 Sep- 2013 13 Jan, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Warriors of the Plains
2013 25 May-3 Nov, Manchester Museum, Warriors of the Plains
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Part of the Freeman Collection, a body of material collected c.1900 on the "Blood Reserve", a Kainai reservation in Alberta, by Frederick and Maude Deane-Freeman. Frederick was a government official charged with distributing rations to the Native families, and knew the people he and his wife collected the material from by name. Most of the collection was purchased by the British Museum in 1903 with assistance from Dr. Robert Bell and Lord Minto.
This object, a ceremonial spear (Am1903,-.92) and a feathered dance shield (Am1903,-.93) were originally owned by Peace Maker, a man from the band of Kainai known as All Black Faces.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1903C3.80 (old CDMS no.)