Item Number: FCMUS27
Materials: Wood, iron, flint, brass.
Description: Smoothbore flintlock Northwest gun made in Belgium for Pierre Chouteau, Jr and Co. of St. Louis, and specifically intended for the Indian trade in America. It is sawed off on both ends to be easily hidden under a robe or blanket, thus the name "blanket gun". A brass "serpent" decorates back side.
Dimensions: length 28.5 inches
Pawned by a Crow at Crow Agency
Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 28
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