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Trade Tomahawk

Trade Tomahawk

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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.
Object Name
tomahawk
date made
ca 1800
associated date
1850-1870
Place Made
Europe
used
United States
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
ID Number
1980.0399.0203
catalog number
1980.0399.0203
accession number
1980.0399
Credit Line
Charles Bremner Hogg Jackson
subject
Native Americans
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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