Pipe tomahawk (pipe axe), 1860 - 1870 circa (Teton Dakota)

Pipe tomahawk (ascia-pipa), 1860 – 1870 circa (Teton Dakota)

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Engraved and punched iron (made by white blacksmiths), decorticated and perforated wood (made by the Natives), leather


C.A. 509


Bequest Cap. E.A.D’Albertis, 1932

Pipe tomahawk (pipe axe). Used in its dual function: as a ceremonial pipe and as a combat axe