Native American ''Bird Head'' Club

  • General History
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Seen developed in Upper Northern Native American Tribes (as with The Hurons, for example), examples were also used by many Alaskan Native American Tribes (and sub-sets). Their design (the Club Head), was shaped to resemble various “known” Raptors (Predatory Birds). Often the Club (fashioned from hardwood), was elaborately carved to resemble such birds (minus wings). The “head” of The Club featured a stone or bone extension (very much as a Spike). The Bird Head Club was comparable to the European War Hammer or Pick (and was used very similarly as well). Europeans “encountered” them and documented their “use” as early as the 16th Century (although their basic development is much older). In length, a “standard” Bird Head Club was around 2 to 3 feet long).