Sioux. <em>Warrior Society Dance Wand</em>, early 19th century. Hide, wood, deer hooves, 15 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. (38.1 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.117. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.117_bw_SL1.jpg)

Warrior Society Dance Wand


Medium: Hide, wood, deer hooves

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 19th century

Dimensions: 15 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. (38.1 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm)


Accession Number: 50.67.117

Image: 50.67.117_bw_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Dance wand; wonderful example of a Warrior Society dance wand. However the handle seems very short, as usually they are longer. One in the Buffalo Bill Plains Museum collection is just like this with long handle. These are also shown being used by dancers in Catlin’s paintings .

Brooklyn Museum