Lot 19

19th C. Southern Cheyenne Bi-Point Stone War Club

Estimate: $750 - $1,350

Bid Increments

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$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,500 $250
$5,000 $500
$7,000 $1,000
The lot features a bi-point notched stone war club skull cracker with beadwork from the Southern Cheyenne Indians dating to the 19th Century. The piece features a solid stone carved head with bi-piont having a deep cut notched groove with raised moldings or bands of stone on eaither side. The war club has a long wooden haft handle which is secured to the head with a split wetted and wrapped piece of wood which is further wrapped in at the base in parfleche rawhide sewn with sinew and then wrapped in Indian tanned hide which is cut with a fancy scalloped edge and adorned with period correct glass trade seed bead beadwork, sewn with sinew. The beadwork is done in chalk white and black and shows loss. The hide band on the head is secured on the top, but does show a tear on both sides. The wood strap holding the stone head into place has been repaired as well. THe wood handle has a nice patina from age and use and shows remnants at the end of a hide and trade clothe drop held on with a single iron nail with the drop being no longer present. Provenance: From a large Native American antique collection in Iowa. Measures overall 27"L with the head being 5 5/8"L by 2.75"D. The head has a nice dark coloring with old chip on one end that has black remnants from char or paint.