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Several of these carved pipestone items have been found in Northeast Kansas. They show up in different sites and are likely historic American Indian in origin. They may have been used for molds for softer metals, such as lead or pewter. This artifact is the only one that we know of that comes from an excavated context, Fool Chief's Village, a Kansa site in Shawnee County.

Date: 1828-1844

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Item Number: 309573
Call Number: 14SH305-3637-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 309573

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