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This pipe was recovered from excavations at the Minneapolis Site in Ottawa County by University of Nebraska archeologists. In 1987 it was donated to the Kansas Historical Society. The Minneapolis site is a Middle Ceramic period Smoky Hill aspect village site that contained several house mounds. The soft fine grained material of pipestone enabled the pipe's maker to carve it into its platform-like shape. It was broken near the base of the bowl and along one side. Pipes were used during trade negotiations and to mark special occasions.

Date: 1232 CE-1409 CE

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Item Number: 440050
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 440050

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