Dakota Territory / North Dakota, United States, North America
25 May 1892
This hair stick, now broken, shows remnants of shavings around the center. Prince Maximilian, referencing practices of the 1830s, described such ornaments as the prerogative of men who had been wounded in war. Similar shaved sticks that he collected are preserved at the Linden Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Culture identification changed from Sioux to Hidatsa, Arikara, or Mandan by Candace Greene May 2017 based on a full review of the collecting history and consideration of general stylistic traits.