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Pipe tomahawk  (Personal items)  "circa 1860"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1850-1870

Materials:

Iron, wood, brass tacks/bosses, deerhide/deerskin

Techniques:

Cast, studded

Dimensions:

47.6 x 21.3 cm

Cultures:

American Indians, Native Americans, Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce), Non-Indian, North America, Plateau, Plateau (no sub-culture area)

City:

Leavenworth

County:

Leavenworth County

State:

Kansas

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Said to have been owned by the Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce) leader Chief Joseph (Hinmuuttu-yalatlat, 1840-1904) and taken from him when he was imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth in 1877; 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_242262

Catalog Number:

22/7235

Album Name:

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