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War club

possibly Gitxsan (Gitksan) or Wet'suwet'en (Babine Carrier) (archaeological) (attributed)
Canada; British Columbia; Kitimat-Stikine Regional District; ; Bulkley Canyon (Hagwilget), Bulkley River
5/5057

object
War club

possibly Gitxsan (Gitksan) or Wet'suwet'en (Babine Carrier) (archaeological) (attributed)
Canada; British Columbia; Kitimat-Stikine Regional District; ; Bulkley Canyon (Hagwilget), Bulkley River
5/5058

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  • Culture/People:

    possibly Gitxsan (Gitksan) or Wet'suwet'en (Babine Carrier) (archaeological) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    War club

  • Date created:

    AD 1200-1400

  • Place:

    "Hagwilget cache"; Bulkley Canyon (Hagwilget), Bulkley River; Kitimat-Stikine Regional District; British Columbia; Canada

  • Media/Materials:

    Basalt, hematite

  • Techniques:

    Pecked, ground, grooved, painted

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Excavated by Gitxsan Chief Johnny Muldoe in 1898 as part of what is referred to as the "Hagwilget cache" of 35 stone clubs; transferred to Arthur Wellesley Vowell (1841-1918, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for British Columbia) soon afterward; acquired by Lieutenant George T. Emmons (1852-1945, US Navy 1881-1899) at an unknown date; purchased from Emmons by George Heye/MAI in 1916.

  • Dimensions:

    34 x 12.5 x 3.5 cm

  • Catalog number:

    5/5059

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