Axe head - 962.258.1_1


Axe head

Maker: Euro-Canadian (Fur Trade)
Geography: Ontario, French River, Grand Parisien Rapids
Date: c. 1760-1820 AD
Period: Colonial (1700-1850 AD)
17 x 8.8 x 4.8 cm
Object number: 962.258.1
Not on view
DescriptionThis iron trade axe was recovered from the bottom of the French River (Grand Parisien Rapids) in 1962. The current interpretation for these objects is that they sank to the bottom of the river during canoe accidents. In the fur trade context, axes were sold both to fur traders and to Indigenous individuals and communities in exchange for furs and food.
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