M6936 | The Countrys Conquered by the Five Nations

 
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Powder horn
The Countrys Conquered by the Five Nations
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1763, 18th century or 19th century
35.8 x 8.2 cm
Gift of Mr. David Ross McCord
M6936
© McCord Museum
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Keys to History

Worn slung across the shoulder, this powder-horn was for carrying gunpowder. On it we see a number of carvings and drawings, including a map of the Saint Lawrence Valley and the United States, together with a depiction of the Great Lakes.

  • What

    This object was made from a cow horn. It fell into disuse in the 19th century after cartridges were invented.

  • Where

    It was made in North America at the time of the British Conquest.

  • When

    This powder-horn was made during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), the first war waged on a world-wide scale, when England seized the colonies of France.

  • Who

    This powder-horn was used by European soldiers serving in North America.