Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCMUS27

Category: Musket

Region: Plains

Tribe: Crow

Period: 1850-1875

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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