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Owned at one time by the donor's relative, S. S. Benedict, Indian Agent, this pipe was said to be Siouan in origin and to have specifically belonged to Sitting Bull. Sitting Bull (1831 - 1890) was a Hunkpapa Lakota (Sioux) holy man. The pipestone pipe was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1957. The soft, fine-grained material of the pipestone enabled the carver to shape and smooth the pipe and drill holes for the bowl and stem. Traces of dottle (tobacco residue) remain within the bowl and on the rim.

Date: 1850-1890

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Item Number: 446193
Call Number: 57.55.1 Benedict donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446193

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