Trade Tomahawk


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.

Date Made: ca 1800Associated Date: 1850-1870

Place Made: EuropeUsed: United States

Subject: Native AmericansRelated Event: Expansion and Reform


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Credit Line: Charles Bremner Hogg Jackson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0399.0203Catalog Number: 1980.0399.0203Accession Number: 1980.0399

Object Name: tomahawkOther Terms: tomahawk; Edged Weapons; Pipe

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


Record Id: nmah_472373

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