1. Club. Gunstock type referred to by Maximilian as common among the tribes he observed. Reproduced in Tableau 48 of the aquatint atlas. See Plate 327 for a comparable weapon. Original club is in the National Museum of Man, Ottawa. 2. Hair ornament, Fox. Commonly called a roach. The ornamental roach apparently developed from the hairstyle of the same name. This one is said to have belonged to a man named Watapinat. Made of deer hair colored with vermillion, decorated with a similarly colored eagle feather as a warrior's badge, and a snake rattle signifying success at horse stealing. Reproduced in Tableau 48 of the atlas. 3. Lance, Sauk and Fox. Made of a sword blade fastened to a cloth-covered pole. Reproduced in Tableau 48. 4. Hair ornaments, Mandan. Feather attached to quill-wrapped sticks decorated with dyed horsehair. Reproduced in Tableau 21. Markedly similar to two ornaments in the Linden-Museum Maximilian collection. Moccasins. Top left: Sioux, quilled bear paw design. Bottom left: possibly Iroquois. Maximilian purchased Seneca moccasins, bows, and arrows in New York state. See Plate 353 for additional views. Reproduced in Tableau 48 of the aquatint atlas. Stone knives. Topmost knife found at a site near New Harmony, Indiana, shown with a Mexican obsidian knife for purpose of comparison. Reproduced in Tableau 48.


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