Description and Definition of Gunstock Club: The Gunstock Club is the name given to describe one of the many different Types of Native American War Clubs used during Indian warfare. The name of the Gunstock club was so-called because this weapon resembled the shape of a a musket or rifle body and was carved in the shape of a European gunstock. Gunstock clubs were widely used across North America in the late 1700′s and 1800′s, both as weapons and status symbols. They were made with hard wood or whale bone and embellished with carvings on the handle and a pointed blade was also and important part of the Gunstock Club. Various embellishments such as engraving or carving of Native American Symbols and the addition of paint on the handle of Gunstock war clubs and sometimes the addition of brass studs. The Gunstock club is used for ceremonial purposes at powwows, diplomatic events such as signing peace treaties and other special occasions.