Medium: Catlinite, beads, wood
Dimensions: height: 15 3/4 in. (40 cm); width of stone hammer: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Accession Number: 43.201.128
Catalogue Description: This hammer has a handle totally covered with hide that extends over the stone hammer. The grey stone hammer has no grooves but is tapered on each end.At one time this might have had a decorative horsetail hanging from it. Such clubs were used in dances before a hunt and had symbolic and ceremonial function not a war function. Members of a society carried these as badges of honor and emblems of office.