Purportedly collected from the Pawnee, the hardwood haft holding a hand-forged head, marked by weeping heart cut-out and with traces of red and black pigment, pierced below and suspending a strand of small brass beads. length 19 1/4in
This style of Missouri war axe was commonly used by the Pawnee and Osage. Such axes are rare, as they were made in small numbers and only used by a small handful of tribes along the upper Missouri River basin.
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