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This pipestone pipe was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1984. An incised line parallels the rim and a modern scar runs across the stem portion of the pipe. The soft fine grained material of pipestone enabled the pipe's maker to carve it into its elbow-like shape. Pipes were used during trade negotiations and to mark special occassions. In Kansas, these pipes are generally made by American Indians between 1650 to 1850.

Date: 1650-1850

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Item Number: 313513
Call Number: 1984.D.2168
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 313513

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