“A New Tomahawk Handle”

“Snapshot Saturday”

A butcher knife slices away cherry bark.

The butcher knife sliced away tender bark from a wild cherry sapling. Two buckskins (the equivalent of one prime beaver pelt) purchased the head. In the hour that followed, the post hunter fashioned a suitable haft for the new ‘hawk. Old Northwest Territory, two ridges east of the headwaters of the River Raisin, in the Year of our Lord, 1794…

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