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    Plains Indian Tomahawk, ca. 1870

    Appraised Value:

    $6,000 - $8,000 (1999)

    Updated Value:

    $6,000 - $8,000 (2013)

    Appraised on: August 14, 1999

    Appraised in: Columbus, Ohio

    Appraised by: Douglas Deihl

    Category: Tribal Arts

    Episode Info: Columbus (#1827)
    Columbus (#402)

    Originally Aired: January 17, 2000

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    Form: Tomahawk
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $6,000 - $8,000 (1999)
    Updated Value: $6,000 - $8,000 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (0:30)

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    Appraised By:

    Douglas Deihl
    Tribal Arts
    Director, American Indian and Ethnographic Art
    Skinner, Inc.

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: The tomahawk was a gift to our family from a lady in Chadron, Nebraska. Daisy told me that this tomahawk was a gift from Red Cloud.

    APPRAISER: A tomahawk with a forged head, file branding and tacked is worth $6,000 to $8,000. And if you could verify the history of it, it would be worth double that.



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