Northwest Gun Fragments

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Archaeologists found pieces of a Northwest gun at one of the Upimiskaau sites. The Cree, who obtained these guns from English traders, greatly valued the type with the dragon-shaped sideplate and would not buy any other kind. The dragon motif was a distinctive feature of these English trade guns until they ceased production in 1875. The Northwest gun was then replaced by the Imperial shotgun.



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The Land Has Memory — The Ancient Past

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Laboratoire et Réserve d'archéologie du Québec, MCCCF