“Tomahawk” is an American Indian term to describe a type of ax or blade used for a variety of purposes. This tool was originally made of rock with a wooden handle until Europeans brought iron technology to the new world.
A blacksmith is demonstrating how a piece of iron is heated in a forge and the soften red hot metal is pounded into an ax shape on an anvil. The process is slow and repeated many times but the end result is an amazing tool.
Trees offered our ancestors the resource to cut lumber from logs and build their first shelters on the frontier. My great, great grandparents owned a sawmill in Mankato, Minnesota starting in the 1860’s. My logo is a tintype of that family taken about 1865. It was great fun to find this operating sawmill and exciting to film how it worked. Living history is what breathes life into your family stories and will help make history come alive.
NEW Living History Video Podcast Launches at RootsTech Conference – February 10-12, 2011, Salt Lake City, UT.
Pictures are worth a thousand words.
We create short living history video episodes that focus on many historic life experiences to depict our common heritage and how much things have changed. If you’re curious, visit often, spread the word, and come back as we’ll release a new video every week of 2011. That’s 46 videos plus we’ll publish living history photo albums, and a monthly newsletter. Cool huh?
We take you to places you didn’t intend to go and leave you with thoughts and ideas different from when you began in a very real way.