Southeast Animal Effigy Club

Southeast Animal Effigy Club


Region / Tribe: Southeastern Woodlands – a tentative attribution made to the Seminole/Creek

Circa: Early – mid 19th C.

Material: Wood, red pigments, steel blade

Dimension: Overall L. 22 1/2”

Condition: Excellent, deep rich patina, no restoration

Collection History: Published and Illustrated : Pleasing the Spirits, Douglas C. Ewing, 1982, p. 365, #450.


Southeastern Woodlands, Seminole, C. 1850?

Wood: trade blade: red paint

L. 58 cm. ; 22 3/4 in.

Note: while the origin and function of this object are conjectural, the length of the blade and the carving of the alligator’s head on the handle strongly indicate this attribution”

Comments: We are currently researching a lead that suggests a similar effigy club attributed to the Creek in a museum/historical society in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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