Town of Cut Knife, Saskatchewan

Tomahawk and Teepee

Tomahawk © 1999 David YanciwTomahawk © 1999 David Yanciw
Designer: Unknown

When Built: 1971

Dimensions:
Height: 39.4 Feet (12 Metres)
Handle length: 54 Feet (16.4 Metres)
Handle weight: 6 Tons (5.5 Tonnes)
Blade weight: 2,750 Pounds (1,250 Kilograms)
Teepee diameter: 18 Feet (5.5 Metres)
Teepee height: 30 Feet (9.1 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Handle is carved from B.C. Fir; Blade is Fibreglass
Teepee is made of pre-cast concrete.

Location:
Southwest corner of Town, within Tomahawk Park

Reason for Building:

According to the town's web site, it was built as a symbol "of peace and unity between the white people and the neighbouring Indian reserves".

It was erected as part of the Saskatchewan wide celebration, Home Coming '71 , to mark the centennial of a series of treaties signed with local Indian bands in 1871.

Additional Information:

Information Source: Melanie Hnetka , Canada's Gigantic! by Henri Robideau and Here and There

Picture Source: DMY and Robert Tubbs

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Created By DMY on October 1, 1998
Last Updated: August 10, 2001