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This Catlinite pipe was found in Lyon County. In Kansas, these pipes generally were made by American Indians between 1650 CE to 1850, though they continue to be made today. A recent study identified the original source of the raw material for this pipe as from Minnesota, though whether it was carved there or traded as raw material is unknown. The soft Catlinite enabled the pipe's maker to carve it into its unusual square shape - most pipe bowls are round. Pipes were used during trade negotiations and to mark special occasions.

Date: 500-150 years ago

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Item Number: 306865
Call Number: 14LY 25.43 Brower donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 306865

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