Prayer Stick, ca. 1825

  • Kickapoo, Native American
  • Kanakuk, Native American

Maple

  • Framed: Overall: 12 7/8 × 2 5/8 × 3/8 inches (32.7 × 6.7 × 1 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.403

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Kickapoo
  • Engraving (incising)
  • Maple
  • Trees
  • Symbols
  • House
  • Religious object
  • Illinois
  • Prayer stick

Provenance

Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981]; purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA); 1981-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London: The Detroit Institute of Arts and University of Washington Press, 1992, cat. no. 185.

Rights Status

Kickapoo, Native American; possibly Kanakuk, Prayer Stick, ca. 1825, maple. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.403.