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The Samoan Islands span nearly 450 kilometers of ocean. Much like Fiji, the Samoan islands were constantly enveloped in wars and skirmishes amongst the various chiefdoms. Fighting between the Samoans and the Tongans was particularly common one hundred years prior to the arrival of Cook's...

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Provenance

Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date June 17th, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

Samoan, 20th century

Object Place

Samoa

Accession Number

2009.2646

Medium or Technique

wood, wire

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Axes, Maces, Clubs