Men used the kopluts (war club) as a striking weapon. Generally, the club had a short handle that provided for better leverage when fighting man-to-man. When these were used from horseback, the handle was longer to lengthen the reach of the warrior. This particular kopluts has an oval head made from catlinite and wrapped in sinew on a wooden handle that has been dyed red.
Catlinite, rawhide, horsehair. L 43.3, W 11.3 cm
Nez Perce National Historical Park, NEPE 2166