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Prayer Stick, ca. 1825

  • Kickapoo, Native American
  • Kanakuk, Native American


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

Founders Society Purchase



Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

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)

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.

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