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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Weapons ➔ Trade Gun

Identifier:
180425
Description:
The museum's ledger dates this gun to c. 1883, but it is believed that it has been converted from an earlier flintlock model, and is actually several decades older.
Date:
circa 1840
Materials:
Wood, Steel, Brass
Dimensions:
52" h 5" w 2" d
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Museum Purchase
Links:
https://books.google.com/books/about/Where_Two_Worlds_Meet.html?id=98q9WPJVwB4C&hl=en
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.
Makers/Donors
Barnett

Gordon L. Olson
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