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Tlingit Fossilized Whalebone War Club, mid 1800's

Tlingit Fossilized Whalebone War Club, mid 1800's
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$1,575

Native Tlingit fossilized whalebone club, carved early to mid 1800’s. The Tlingit war club was called a “khootz” and it was a devastating weapon in the hands of their powerful warriors; if an opponent was hit on the back of the neck or head, it would have only taken one blow to dispatch the victim.

The Tlingit (sometimes spelled Tlinkit) are an Indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast. They call themselves Lingít, meaning "human beings. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Length 18½ inches, width 3 inches, 1¼ inches, weight 2 pounds.

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