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WHO USED "TOMAHAWKS"?

The tomahawk was an important weapon, tool, and ceremonial object to the Indian. It is a common misconception though, that in 1700s through early 1800s America only Indians carried tomahawks. Who else carried them you ask?

Apparently  everybody!

During the French and Indian War, the British  adopted the tomahawk as part of their standard equipment
French Soldiers carried tomahawks on their American Campaigns
1759 - With Amherst's approval Wolfe prescribed the tomahawk as part of the accouterments carried by the Light Infantry
Regiments of Foot soldiers carried the tomahawk during the Revolutionary War
The military stores that Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown contained both hatchets and tomahawks
Post Revolution Army units serving in the frontier were issued tomahawks.
U.S. Arsenal records of 1793 show tomahawks on hand
Lewis and Clark carried 36 pipe hawks as personal side arms for the men
During the Santa Fe trade days of the 1840's, leaders of the wagon trains advised each man in the companies to supply himself with a tomahawk



Buffalo hunters carried tomahawks



Borrowed from
the nice folks at
RMJ forge



BUCKSKINNER

                      CDV of a Buckskinner/Hunter with a fancy stocked rifle, Tomahawk, and pistol. Wearing Buckskins. The original of this
image is currently available at AntiquePhotograph.com





Apparently, Even the kiddies.



Toy Trade Axe
 c. 1829-1842
                                     L 60mm, W 29.5mm, D 16mm
                                  Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
                                           FOVA 28308
               This wrought iron axe is made in the typical Hudson's Bay Company trade axe style, but it is miniature in size. It is an exact duplicate of the larger sing piece, round headed axes made in the Blacksmith Shop at Fort Vancouver. It was found during archaeological excavations, and is  associated with a burnt refuse pit feature outside the southeast corner of the fort site.  A full-size
                           trade axe has been included in the image for comparison.



Tomahawks in prints and portraits














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