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This pipestone pipe was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1980. It had been found at 14EW407, a campsite in Ellsworth County with multicomponent occupations. It has been accidentally chipped around the stem portion and broken around the slightly rolled rim, in addition to some surface scratches that have occurred since its making. 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 occasions. In Kansas, these pipes are generally made by American Indians between 1650 to 1850.

Date: 1650 - 1850

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Item Number: 315992
Call Number: 14EW407 1980.212.1600
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 315992

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