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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Category

Archaeology, Hunting and Fishing
 

Zone

The Land Has Memory — The Ancient Past
 

Lending Institution / Lender

Laboratoire et Réserve d'archéologie du Québec, MCCCF
 

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