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Powder horn

Description

Powder horn belonging to Private James Cameron, with Haudenosaunee or Huron-Wendat burden strap, carried in North America, 1758

Museum reference

M.1931.581

Collection

Warfare and Defence

Object name

Powder horn

Date

1758

Style / Culture

Indigenous North American

Materials

Horn, Metal, Textile

Physical description

Powder horn mounted with brass and inscribed with the names of Jonathan Webb and James Cameron, 42nd Royal Highlanders, as well as the date 1 September 1758. It is hung on a burden strap decorated with moose-hair and trade beads.

Associations

British land forces: 42nd Royal Highlanders
42nd (Highland) Regiment of Foot
Private James Cameron

Exhibitions

  • On the Trails of the Iroquois (23 Mar 2013 - 06 Jan 2014)
    Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany
    Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin

On display

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