Arts of the Americas
Hide, beads, iron
late 19th century
a: 63 3/4 x 1 in. (162 x 2.5 cm)
b: 13 3/8 x 1 3/16 in. (34 x 3 cm) (show scale)
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Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks
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Oglala, Lakota, Sioux. Medicine Spear, late 19th century. Hide, beads, iron, a: 63 3/4 x 1 in. (162 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks, 43.201.116a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 43.201.116a-b_bw.jpg)
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Spear supposedly belonging to Crazy Horse, with hide and bead trimming and iron head. This was given to Dr. Brooks by the daughter of General Brown. Although titled as singular "spear" there were two numbers assigned to it that may refer to two component parts- shaft and fringe trim- but there could also be an additional missing piece.
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