Native American long knife, ca. 3800 BP

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


The crown of an Indian long knife, which is made from Ramah chert, was found in and Indian burial in 1839 at Machias Bay by George Foster Talbot.

Talbot (1819-1907), an 1837 graduate of Bowdoin College, returned to East Machias after graduation and taught school and studied law.

About This Item

  • Title: Native American long knife, ca. 3800 BP
  • Location: Machias, Washington County, ME
  • Media: Stone, Ramah chert
  • Local Code: Balch/Talbot Collection
  • Collection: Balch/Talbot collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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