April 05, 2019 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Joseph No Two Horns (Hunkpapa Lakota, 1852–1942) Horse Dance Stick

pine; carved with painted detailing on leg; filed and painted hoof; commercial leather bridle and reins; gray horse hair mane; inked accession number and name penciled on side, length 36 in.
late 19th century

Joseph No Two Horns (1852-1942) was a participant in the battle of Little Big Horn.  He later fled to Canada with Sitting Bull and eventually returned to the United States, settling at Standing Rock Agency.  His work, some for sale and some for his own use, was made to commemorate life events of his own and of the lives of the Lakota people (American Indian Art Magazine 18(3):32-43).

Provenance:Collected by Anne and Bertha Staede, Minnesota, ca 1920-30s; Deaccessioned from the Cass County Historical Society, Minnesota


No Two Horns Dance Stick and Zuni Vase were given to the Cass County Museum in the late 1920’s, early 1930’s by Anne and Bertha Staede, daughters of Ed I.P. Staede, founder of the First National Bank of Walker, MN. 

Originally given to be part of the Walker Civic Club’s collection. This organization disbanded and collections became the property of The Cass County Museum. These ladies travelled throughout the Black Hills, and then on to the Southwest. The two items were purchased on their trip by the sisters. 

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
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