Warrior Society Quirt

Warrior Society Quirt


Northern Plains / possibly Crow

Circa 1870

L. of quirt 16 1/2”, Lash 21”, Wrist strap 12”

Condition overall excellent. No restoration

Ex Helene Sage Collection, Bedford, Virginia

Reference: E. Helene Sage, “Plains Indian Horse Gear”, Schiffer Publishing LTD, Atglen, PA, 2012, pages 114,115. It is noteworthy that both of these Society quirts are ochred red as is this example.

Society quirts served both as horse equipment as well as a cudgel for Warrio Society police or “whipmen”

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