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>>1795 Hawaiian ali'i
>>>club
Subjectali'i chief
Culture: Hawaiian
Setting:unification of Hawaii, 1795-1810
Objectlei o mano sharktooth hand club












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* Hawaiian Marketplace
"Hawaiian Dagger ... - The Hawaiians used shark's teeth, swordfish bill, and wood to create lethal weapons.  Indigenous to Hawai'i, these shark teeth weapons have been fashioned with koa wood."













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* Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology > Pacific Islands Hall
"Knife or Club
wood, fiber, shark tooth
Hawaii Islands 
The shark-tooth edged knife or club was used as a weapon for hand-to-hand combat.  It was used to strike and cut the adversary." ...













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