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Native American Church staff / Unidentified

Essay/Description

A carved wooden Native American Church staff with three gourd stitched beaded sections. The bottom end is wrapped with buckskin. A US dime is glued to the bottom. The carved sections are painted and feature tipis, points, birds, and a US flag. Carvings are separated by beaded sections. The top is decorated with a horse hair tassel.

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Title(s): 
Native American Church staff
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Navajo
Date: 
19th century - 20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
wood
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.2976a-b
Previous Number(s): 
TL1997.92
Department: 
Not On View

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