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This axe was recovered at excavations at Hard Chief's Village during the 1987 Kansas Archeology Training Program. Hard Chief's village was occupied by the Kansa. Belt style axes were common English and French fur trade items and were forged from a single band of iron folded in half and hammer welded together at the blade. An opening was left at the bend of the fold for the handle of the axe. This axe was cleaned by electrolysis which uses chemicals and electrical current through a liquid solution to separate the rust from the artifact.

Date: 1830-1847

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Item Number: 442094
Call Number: 14SH301-449
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442094

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