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The trap jaws shown here were recovered from an excavation of a pit in 2012 at Fool Chief's Village, a large Kansa village in Shawnee County. The plain, toothless, square jaws and mounting screws are consistent with a beaver trap from 1800 to 1820s period. The trap was cleaned by electrolysis which passes an electrical current through a liquid solution to separate the rust from the artifact.

Date: 1830-1844

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Item Number: 474659
Call Number: 14SH305.53
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 474659

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