Rare First Nations Iroquois War Club
This type of weapon, used for crushing the skull of an adversary, was used in the 1700-1800’s in any one of the North American colonial wars. Authentic war clubs are carved from one single piece of wood. The ball at the end is called an OJIGHWA which means turnip. See the Canadian Museum of History for their June 2016 feature on War Clubs.
This style of War Club or Skull Cracker was used by the Seneca and Tuscarora First Nations. The handle is carved decoratively and was at one time stained green. This piece is authentically carved from one single piece of wood.
Estimate late 1800's so 125 plus years old.
Length: 23" Widest part (club): 5"