Being a member of multiple military society lodges, the “Holy Man” owner of this lance would typically be a highly respected Tribal Elder.
With all the awarded coups and captured medicine attached to this ‘lodge lance,’ the owner would be seen holding numerous ‘badges of office’ being both an accomplished warrior and respected elder within the tribe.
The beaded horse hooves on the primary banner at the head of the lance are indicative of “horse stealing” prowess…a reflection of amassing great wealth.
Possessing this lance afforded the owner speaking rights at all gatherings and military society meetings as an emblem denoting senior tribal prestige and distinguished honors.
At the head of the lance is a “Holy Man’s” banner with four sacred arrow effigies representing the ‘Four Fold Truths’ handed down verbally by the ‘ancients.’
Also seen are three beaded “earth and sky” blue and red lodge emblems denoting three Society Lodge memberships and a beaded “whirlwind” dragonfly on the reverse showing the owner to be of highly spiritual prominence and authority within the tribal hierarchy.
SIZE: 6'x8" Longest Drop; 42"