A wood carving 27.5 " long carved as a horse effigy. At the bottom of the staff is a detailed carving of a horse head including eyes, nares, jaw and mouth. A single stripe of hide with dark brown hair has been stapled to the mid-portion of the staff, to represent the effigy's mane. A broken, single, strip of tanned leather has been nailed along the jaw line of the effigy, representing a harness. Two small square-shaped holes are adjacent to the nails, but nothing is attached to them. These were probably the holes that held the effigy horse ears at tone time. The staff narrows towards its upper portion, and a hole has been cut or drilled through the staff, where light brown twine has been secured, as to allow for the hanging of the staff.
"P-4" is hand-written in black ink on the upper portion of the horsehead effigy, near the bottom of the buffalo hide/hair mane, and between the square hole which probably held carved wood horse ears. From the twine also hangs a 4.25" x 2" paper catalog or merchandise tag with "War Club" written in pencil on the tag.