Prescription Stick, ca. 1860

  • Potawatomi, Native American

Wood (possibly maple or box elder)

  • Overall: 18 × 2 3/4 × 1/2 inches (45.7 × 7 × 1.3 cm)

Founders Society Purchase



Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Plant-derived motifs
  • Potawatomi
  • Traditional medicine
  • Engraving (incising)
  • Maple
  • Wood
  • Box elder
  • Plants
  • Figures (representations)
  • Prescriptions
  • Stick
  • Kansas

1939, collected by Floyd Schultz (1881-1951, Clay Center, Kansas, USA) at Mayetta, Kansas, USA

1951, Marguerite Morrison Schultz, widow

1951 purchased by (Lathrop B. "Pat" Read, dealer with shops in Lawrence, Kansas, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA). purchased by 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)

The Art of the Great Lakes Indians. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, MI, 1973, no. 515. Forest, Prairie, and Plains: Native American Art from the Chandler/Pohrt Collection. Exh. cat., the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1983, fig. 1, no. 1. 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. 184.

Potawatomi, Native American, Prescription Stick, ca. 1860, wood (possibly maple or box elder). Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.413.