: This wood pistol grip has a metal overlay decorated with the bust of a woman on the end of the grip. The overlay continues up the sides with a floral design, while the wooden portion has incised lines in a paisley pattern. The trigger is metal. This piece comes from the Historic Period. The Historic Period in North America began in the late 1400s when Europeans wrote down accounts of their experiences in the New World. It did not begin in Ohio, however, until 1650 when French map makers first depicted the southern shore of Lake Erie on their maps. Although nearly two centuries had passed before Europeans arrived in the Ohio area, their presence on the east coast greatly affected the Indians of the interior. The Indians of the Historic Period used many European-made tools. Still, they did not immediately give up all their traditional crafts, such as chipping flint arrow points. View on Ohio Memory.
: A0014_000025_1 Subjects
: Indians of North America; Firearms; Places
: Pistol Fragment