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This broken fragment of a possible pipestone effigy pipe was recovered from the Minneapolis site in Ottawa County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The village site was occupied during the Middle Ceramic period and had several Smoky Hill aspect house mounds. In Kansas, pipes like this generally were carved by American Indians between 1350 CE to 1850, though they continue to be made today. The soft, fine-grained material of the pipestone enabled the carver to shape and smooth the pipe. This pipe broke near the bowl portion and has a series of curved carved lines across the bottom and onto the side. Pipes were used during trade negotiations and to mark special occasions.

Date: 1232 CE-1409 CE

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Item Number: 440068
Call Number: 14OT5-2493 Area 702
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 440068

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