Pipe tomahawk

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Culture/People
probably Non-Indian (attributed); collected from the Sauk
Previous owner
Chief Keokuk (Kiyo 'kaga [Watchful Fox/One Who Moves Alert]/Kiyo-Kaga/Keokuk, Sr.), Sauk, ca. 1780-1848
Chief Moses Keokuk (Keokuk Jr./Wunagisa [Watchful Fox]/Waw-naw-ke-sah), Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox), 1821-1903
Agent Woodyard, Non-Indian
Object Name
Pipe tomahawk
Media/Materials
Iron/steel head, wood, silver, pewter, lead, metal
Techniques
Inlaid
Object Type
Personal items
Place
Eastern Plains; USA (inferred)
Date created
1832-1948
Collection History
Said to have been owned by Chief Keokuk (Kiyo 'kaga/Watchful Fox, Sauk, ca. 1780-1848); given by his son Chief Moses Keokuk (Sac and Fox, 1821-1903) to “Agent Woodyard” (possibly Levi Jacob Woodard [or Woodward], 1830-1882, who was appointed as the U.S, Indian Service agent for the Sac and Fox, Absentee Shawnee, and Mexican Kickapoo in 1876); purchased by MAI from an unknown source circa 1923.
Catalog Number
12/745
Barcode
120745.000
See related items
Non-Indian
Sauk
Personal items
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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