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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 99
Descriptions
cotton thread 354 wool cloth 199 tanned hide 162 sinew 620 golden eagle feathers 54 hawk feathers 10 dyed horse hair 63 glass beads 689 wood 4438
Names
pipe tomahawk 46
Date:
ca. 1870
Dimensions:
diameter of handle: 3 in
Credit Line:
The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe
Remarks:
Steel pipe tomahawk with spontoon shaped and pierced blade and bowl. Wood handle has been burnished with a dark design overall. End of handle has notch end, round in cross section. Two (2) hide strips tied through drilled hole at end. One attachment is cloth wrapped in light blue seed beads, tied around a bunch of red dyed horse hair; single golden eagle feather attached to hide strip, attached and wrapped with sinew. Second strip is 3 accipiter feathers – 1 wing and two fluffs – wrapped at top with red wool cloth, stitched with cotton thread.
Accession Number:
NA.502.338

Not currently on display


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