PLAINS INDIAN LANCES / SPEARS

Weapons (Lance / Spears) of the Native American Indian | Buffalo Lance | Dance Lance | War Lance | Ceremonial Lance

BUFFALO WITH LANCES Blackfoot Lance

see also.... Crow Lance Cases

Northern Cheyenne Lance
BUFFALO LANCE
Tanka with a couple of lances made by Dow Haddaway - Shawnee Heritage
Lance based on a Blackfeet museum example

Northen Cheyenne lance is based on a old lance circa 1870. It feature 3 different types of feathers and is around 51 inches long.

Based on a Blackfoot (Kainai) 1800's museum example

Dance Lance / Spear

beaver fur, feathers, silk, ermine, wool trade cloth etc. approx. 51 inches long not including horse hair or feathers.

Short spears or lances wrapped in fur were used in society dances, probably never in battle. Staffs and other items including other lances were associated with specific societies and were carried by warriors as a badge of honor.

see also CROW LANCE CASES

This Plains lance (right) features a hand forged Buffalo lance head measuring 15” inches - covered with buffalo fur, trade cloth, calico and deer skin. also horse hair, two ermine and coyote fur.

Sioux Buffalo Lance
note: this lance is similar to the lance carried by Wind in His Hair (Dances with Wolves)
Blackfoot Dance Lance
Some scholars say that that the original museum Dance Lance (upper right) that this one is based on is Blackfoot, others say they think it is Osage due to the use of Owl feathers.
hand made metal blade, various feathers, carved wooden buffalo, rawhide, glass beads (lazy stitched), Otter fur, brass bells, shoe buttons, brass beads, bear claw, etc
Plains Buffalo Lance Head
PLAINS INDIAN LANCE

Replica of a Plains Indian Lance with lance ornament (based on a museum lance)

buffalo fur, glass beads, trade cloth, feathers, clay paints, brass studs, other furs such as ermine, coyote, otter and rabbit

NOTE: Some lances / spears are photographed featuring a bird of prey feather. These feathers were legally obtained from live molting birds with an accompanying Article 10 License. Therefore, they can be legally sold to customers living in the EC Community only. In accordance with the laws of the United States regarding the prohibition of sale or trade of the Nations Symbol and other birds of prey or migratory habits - they cannot however be sold to any customer living in the USA. We can however offer our American customers turkey feathers hand painted to look like an Eagle feather. Also Swan, Goose, Pheasant, Crow, Raven, etc.
Lance banner not antiqued - shown on a lance with forged head buffalo lance (antqued to look old)
Lance Banner
Lance with lance banner

 

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