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wabanaki rootclub 1 year 1 month ago #91496

at my local historical society(im a member)we have a warclub that was donated years ago,i asked one of our older members about it, she said the womans name who donated it and told me someone in her family had bought it years ago in canada. they had it labeled as an "alaskan tomahawk" at the society. well, i make rootclubs and ballheaded warclubs, and ive done a fair bit of research on them, also ive seen first hand examples at the pequot museam . i knew it wasnt a alaskan tomahawk, most likely its a penobscot or abenaki warclub,it dosnt have all the bells and whistles like the ones they made for the "tourist trade" just a finely chipped in design around the neck.holding it in your hands you can definatly feel the age in it.i think it may be french and indian war period.alot of those tribes( of which i share blood)moved into (quebec area) canada during that time period as they were allied with the french, it was safer to leave the women and children there while out attacking the british and their supporters.i beleive this is how it may have come to be there.Now, alot of french-canadian familys moved into southern new england during the industrial revolution and into the 30s and 40s. this women who donated it brought it down with her family when she moved here from canada as a young girl.thats how it got here. if anybody can tell me anything at all more by the pics,feel free. i figured everyone would like to see a real example of such a weapon.
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wabanaki rootclub 1 year 1 month ago #91498

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wabanaki rootclub 1 year 1 month ago #91501

my other pics wont load! :S
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wabanaki rootclub 1 year 1 month ago #91503

sorry eveyone i cant get these damn pics to load, when i figure it out i'll put em' up!
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wabanaki rootclub 1 year 1 month ago #91504

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I have read about these but never seen one, thanks for putting it up.
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wabanaki rootclub 1 year 1 month ago #92902

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Your file size is probably too big. it is easy to resize pictures using paint.
I made this a while back to show how to resize using that program.
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wabanaki rootclub 1 year 1 month ago #92923

sometimes my camera is funny, i usally only load 2 pics at a time , i took all these photos at the same time , some load and some say corropted file , it just so happens the best pics of the club are corropted somehow :S thanks for the help though!
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wabanaki rootclub 1 year 1 month ago #93026

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That root club looks as though it would make a lasting impression on the enemy! :woohoo:

I hope you can get more photos of it.

Here's an interesting 'Big Stick' from the History Detectives ~

video.pbs.org/video/2030333128?starttime=749099
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wabanaki rootclub 1 year 1 month ago #93053

that was a cool episode, i like that show , ive seen a couple other episodes of it before.
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Yup, good show! I get a kick out of Elvis Costello rockin' their theme song too :)
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wabanaki rootclub 1 year 1 month ago #93094

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any chip carving on the handle? Check out this site. chitna.asap.um.maine.edu/hudson/newSite/...rterm=Root&pagenum=3

I have two both carved by Russel Joseph Penobscot Here is a picture of one.
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I had some very good friends while growing up who were Penobscot. I stay in touch now and then. Good people! My Dad bought this club many years ago in Maine. I will find the other and take some pictures.
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