Tomahawk pipe - ROM2012_12648_43


Tomahawk pipe

Maker: Said to have belonged to Chief Shingwaukonse, Anishinaabe (Ojibwa)
Medium:Iron, wood
Geography: Great Lakes region, Ontario, Canada
Date: 19th century
52.5 x 18.5 cm
Object number: 911.3.174
Credit Line: Oronhyatekha Collection; gift of the Independent Order of Foresters
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionOronhyatekha Collection catalogue: "Chief Shingwauk's pointed tomahawk. These steel tomahawks, combining a pipe with the tomahawk or axe portion of the weapon, were carried usually by chiefs, being a designation of their office. Usually they are of the French form, such as No. 200, the tomahawk of Chief Macounce, a most excellently finished weapon. No. 158, the tomahawk of Chief Shingwauk, presents the very exceptional pointed form of a spike instead of an axe, and is remarkable in this respect."
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