Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCTOM721

Category: Tomahawk

Region: Northeast

Tribe: Chippewa

Period: 1800-1825

Materials: Steel, brass, wood, glass beads, buckskin, copper.

Description: British make cast and incised brass pipe tomahawk with a steel bit and copper inlays. The stem is file burned on the top and teepee motifs are burned on both sides. A wrapp beaded buckskin fetish or talisman is tied to the stem. Typical of those given by the British to Indian allies in the war against the French.

Dimensions: Length 20 inches


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 38

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