Sugarcane Machete

Description
Japanese plantation workers used this knife to harvest sugarcane on Hawai`i. The cane sugar industry, which dominated Hawaii's economy from the 1850s to the 1950s, recruited thousands of contract laborers from Japan.
date made
1800s
place made
United States: Hawaii, Hawai`i
Japan
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21 in x 3 1/2 in; 53.34 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
2005.0132.12
accession number
2005.0132
catalog number
2005.0132.12
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Work and Industry: Asian Pacific American Business
Cultures & Communities
Work
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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