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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Archaeology ➔ Axe Head

Identifier:
38426
Description:
Possibly a trade axe made in Europe and brought to North America for the fur trade by the Jesuits.
Materials:
Iron
Dimensions:
7" h 4" w 1" d
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift of Isaac Lemon
Exhibit/Program
Great Lakes Fur Traders (after 2015)
At the heart of the fur trade was the development of effective communication between two radically different cultures.  Both the Native Americans and the Europeans were changed by their contact with each other, yet they managed to create a mutually beneficial system which persisted for 250 years.
Maker/Donor
Lemon, Isaac
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