Lot 388

Lakota Sioux N.J. Little Wounded Dance Horse Club

Estimate: $600 - $900

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
The lot features an original hand carved polychrome painted and Indian hide wrapped horse dance staff or club attributed to Lakota Sioux Indian artist Nathan James Little Wounded. The piece is burn stamped / signed on the end and is attributed to Nathan James Little Wounded (born 1955-) a Lakota Sioux Indian master artist. The piece is carved from solid wood and is likley cottonwood due to the pieces light weight, it shows a horses head at the end with copper headstall bridle and metal bit held on with metal tacks showing Indian tanned hide reins, ears, and wrapping holding horsehair tail at the mane. The piece shows an elongated pattern with slight curve having three carved rounded knots and at the end a carved horses hoof. The entire surface is polychrome painted showing colors of white, black, blue, yellow, red. The gripping handle area is wrapped in thick Buffalo Bison hide which holds more horse tail hair. The piece is from a Red Lodge, Montana ranch estate where it was purchased in the late 1990's to early 2000's. For a similar example see the Nathan James Little Wounded horse dance staff sold by John Moran Auctioneers in May 2022. Measures overall 31"L with additional 14L hide reins.