Ball stick

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Culture/People
Oklahoma Choctaw
Previous owner
John Quincy Adams Ward, Non-Indian, 1830-1910
Marion Ward Smith (Mrs. Alexander Small), Non-Indian
Lender
Marion Ward Smith (Mrs. Alexander Small), Non-Indian
Seller
Marion Ward Smith (Mrs. Alexander Small), Non-Indian
Object Name
Ball stick
Media/Materials
Wood, hide
Techniques
Carved
Object Type
Games, Toys, Gambling: Ball game items
Place
Oklahoma; USA (inferred)
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of American sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward (1830-1910) and possibly collected by him during travel in the West in 1864; inherited by his granddaughter Marion Ward Smith; lent to MAI by Marion Ward Smith in 1942; purchased by MAI from Marion Ward Smith in 1954.
Catalog Number
20/5317
Barcode
205317.000
See related items
Oklahoma Choctaw
Games, Toys, Gambling: Ball game items
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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