Wood, metal, bone
Overall: 36 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 92.1 x 8.3 cm )
Wood cane with twisted shaft, bone knob handle, and metal ferrule; shaft intricately carved with fish, leaves, and four fingers.
According to accession records, the bone handle of this cane was carved by a Mandan Native American. The late John B. Whetten obtained it from this Mandan individual a short time before the destruction of the Mandan Tribe by small pox.
Gift of William Whetten
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.