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Pipe tomahawk  (Personal items)  "circa 1800"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1790-1810

Materials:

Wood, iron/steel head, brass, copper, paint

Techniques:

Cast, painted

Dimensions:

80.5 x 25.1 x 3.6 cm

Cultures:

American Indians, Central Plains, Dakota (Eastern Sioux), Mdewakantonwan Dakota (Mdewakanton Sioux), Native Americans, Non-Indian, North America, Plains

State:

Minnesota

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Said to have been owned by the Mdewakantonwan Dakota leader Little Crow (Tayoyateduta, ca. 1810-1863); formerly in the collection of Harold J. Hibben (1881-1956); in Hibben's collection until circa 1955, when it was sold to Richard M. Fairbanks (1910-2000, Indianapolis businessman); donated in 1958 in Hibben's memory.

Source ID:

NMAI_242254

Catalog Number:

22/7227

Album Name:

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