The lot features a unique cutout blade pipe tomahawk with a forged construction from the Sioux Native American Indians. The tomahawk is said to date to circa 1890-1900’s. The blade shows signs of being blacksmith forged with various fold remnants and tool marks. The pipe bowl and hip were cast and added by the blacksmith. The tomahawk shows a solid wood haft handle with silver pewter poured smoking tip, file branded accents and later added brass covered iron tacks. This post-Indian Wars reservation period tomahawk comes with an index card showing origin and age. Provenance: From a large early American Antiquities collection in Perham, Minnesota (the same collection as the Algonquin Indian Canoe that sold in our 10/27/2018 sale for $6,000). The brass tacks were thought to have been a later addition to the club as they are a round iron shank brass covered tack from circa 1950-1960’s. Measures overall 24” long by 9” wide.
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