Walking-stick

Walking-stick
Title
Walking-stick
Date 
1850-1870
Medium 
Wood, metal, bone
Dimensions 
Overall: 36 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 92.1 x 8.3 cm )
Description 
Wood cane with twisted shaft, bone knob handle, and metal ferrule; shaft intricately carved with fish, leaves, and four fingers.
Credit Line 
Gift of William Whetten
Object Number 
1872.21
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, the bone handle of this cane was carved by a Mandan Native American. The late John B. Whetten obtained it from this Mandan individual a short time before the destruction of the Mandan Tribe by small pox.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group