Trade Tomahawk

Description
Physical Description
Forged steel blade on wooden handle.
General History
Trade tomahawks were generally made in Europe and used by settlers to trade with the Indians.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tomahawk
date made
ca 1800
associated date
1850-1870
Physical Description
wood (shaft material)
metal (head material)
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 30 in x 1 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 76.2 cm x 3.81 cm
Place Made
Europe
used
United States
ID Number
1980.0399.0203
catalog number
1980.0399.0203
accession number
1980.0399
subject
Native Americans
related event
Expansion and Reform
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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