Iron Trigger

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Title

Iron Trigger

Subject

Artifacts

Description

This corroded iron gun trigger was found at an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge. Virginia Indians manufactured and used ornaments and tools made from traditional materials alongside those that they obtained from Europeans. Native copper was highly valued in Virginia Indian exchange systems throughout the Late Woodland period. This is one reason why European sheet copper and iron became an important trade item for Virginia Indians and colonists during the seventeenth century. This artifact in particular originated from a snaphaunce, an English-lock firearm. The snaphaunce was manufactured and used in Europe as early as 1580 and was among the first firearms brought to Virginia by the colonists. (Photo enhanced)

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

1600 - 1700 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 501 × 753

Type

Image

Coverage

Roanoke County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

501 × 753

Files

44RN0021_6C_iron_trigger.jpg

Citation

“Iron Trigger,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 12, 2022, https://www.virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/559.

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