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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Weapons ➔ Tomahawk

Identifier:
E186974
Description:
This tomahawk is made of iron and does not include the handle. It has a wide cutting edge with a raised center on the end through which a handle would be attached. 

Tomahawks, short lightweight axes, were used for many purposes such as cutting wood, hunting, and as a weapon for fighting. In Native American culture, they were also used in ceremonies. Prior to the arrival of Europeans in America, Native American tomahawks were made of stone. 

Materials:
Iron
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Source:
Gift Of Gordon Olson
Rights:

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Discovery Kit: Anishinabe Culture (October 25 2019)
Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.

Virtual Discovery Kit: Anishinabe Culture (April 2020)
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