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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866
Cord 34 rabbit hair wood 4438 rabbit hide 4 ermine hair 2 silk ribbon 38 ermine hide 11 Eagle Feather 13 metal 3340
tomahawk 15
ca. 1860
L: 18.5 in, overall length: 30 in, wide at widest point: 6.5 in
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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
Spontoon type tomahawk with ribbons and eagle feather. Oval wood handle with spontoon blade inserted into split in handle, secured by two metal nails. Diamond shaped blade has two curled details. Three holes cut into blade. Red and tan silk ribbons, brown cord with tufts of ermine or rabbit fur and hide on cord. At end of cord single eagle feather.
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