Artist Iowa, Native American
  • War Club
Date ca. 1835
Medium maple, iron blade, brass tacks
Dimensions Overall: 25 1/2 × 10 1/4 × 3/4 inches (64.8 × 26 × 1.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase
Accession Number 81.589
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
On View Native American S130, Level 1 (see map)
1922, purchased by Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981] from an unidentified dealer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA;
purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA);
1981-present, purchased 1981 by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London: The Detroit Institute of Arts and University of Washington Press, 1992, cat. no. 154.

Whittaker, Bill. "Pictographs on an Ioway Gunstock Club and Connections to Iowa Rock Art," Newsletter of the Iowa Archeological Society, Issue 249, vol. 70, no. 2 and 3 (Summer and Fall 2020): pp. 2-4, (ill.) p. 2.