Posted by Kathy S on February 25, 1999 at 14:59:17:
In Reply to: Re: War Clubs versus ... [actual length] posted by Champ on February 25, 1999 at 01:48:16:
: it is true that the club used by Russell Means was a tad bit enlarged from its original size, the original "gunstock clubs" I've seen would have been aprox. 38" overall with a 7" spike.
: The ball-headed clubs shown were about right though [19" - 22" seems about the average length].
: The "gunstock" club was not that old of a design, by the way, it does not pre-date the arrival of the white man, it imitated the design of the "thundersticks" carried by the white men.
Thanks for the info on the size of the war clubs, Champ. A 38" war club is still huge. And with a 7" spike....it's darn scary! I can't believe anybody would need something like that to crack nuts, of any sort.
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