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Pipe tomahawk  (Personal items)  "1810-1812"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1810-1812

Materials:

Iron/steel head, wood

Techniques:

Forged, carved, scorched, engraved

Dimensions:

66 x 22.5 cm

Cultures:

American Indians, Central Woodlands, Native Americans, Non-Indian, North America, Shawnee, Woodlands

Country:

Canada

Collection History:

Originally a gift from British Army officer Henry Proctor (ca. 1763-1822) to the Shawnee leader Tecumseh (1768-1813) in 1812 in recognition of their allied warfare against the U.S. during the War of 1812; subsequent collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Joseph A. Imhof (1871-1955, Western artist); lent to MAI in 1930; donated to MAI by Imhof's widow, Sarah Imhof (1872-1966), in 1961.

Source ID:

NMAI_188682

Catalog Number:

17/6249

Album Name:

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