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Trade Tomahawk
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

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Trade Tomahawk

Trade Tomahawk

Date: 1813
Catalog #: 2105    Accession #: 18190
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 8" H x 24.5" W x 1.25" D

Physical Description

Forged steel on wooden shaft.

Specific History

This trade tomahawk was one used by General Joel Leftwich at Ft. Meigs, Ohio in 1813.

General History

After the arrival of the European traders changed the Indian tomahawk. Originally a tomahawk consisted of stone head bound to a wooden handle. The Europeans replaced the stone with a steel head. These tomahawks were used as trading items with the Indians.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: War of 1812
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