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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Weapons
Transportation
Weapons ➔ Keg

Identifier:
189958
Description:
Small wooden keg, vertical staves held together with 4 wooden hoops at the top and bottom.;These three items were originally believed to be powder kegs used to store gunpowder. Upon examination by Steven Lalioff, it was determined that they were more likely used to store paint, tar, or grease. Kegs of this basic type were widely used between 1700 and 1900.
Date:
circa 1800
Dimensions:
8" h 6" w
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Museum Purchase
Rights:

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
Hansen, James A.