People of the Waters - Fur Trade
OPM #:
2002.105.5
Object Name:
Knife
Comments:
Knives were the primary tool that Native people used on a daily basis. They cut meat and leather, were used to fashion wooden tools, and were an implement of war. Knives were among the first items traded and ranged from fancy to plain. Native people could quickly tell a good knife from one made of poor steel or poorly shaped.

This knife and sheath was owned by Chief Oshkosh. It was made in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts by the firm of Lamson Goodnow & Company which was formed in 1837 and as of 2017, it was still in business as Lamson Products, LLC, in the same city.
Material:
Metal/Leather/Wood/Cloth
Culture/Period:
Menominee
Dimensions:
W-1.25 L-13 inches
Year Range to:
1858
People:
Chief Oshkosh
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