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Human faces carved on war clubs have a long history in Plains and Eastern Woodlands traditions. The carving of this war club is elemental in detail and probably represents a spirit with a human face. After the introduction of firearms, war clubs were no longer used in combat, but they retained their symbolic status. and were carried in dances and ceremonials.
width 8.3750 in ; length 25.25 in ; height 6.5 in