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This pipestone pipe fragment was recovered from the Blue Earth village site and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1925, though it had been collected much earlier. Blue Earth village was a Kansa Indian village in Pottawatomie County. Many lodge depressions were still visible on the surface in the 1880s. The soft, fine-grained material of the pipestone enabled the carver to shape and smooth the pipe. Lack of tobacco residue in the bowl suggests the pipe was never smoked before it broke.

Date: 1790-1830

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Item Number: 446214
Call Number: 14PO24 25.43.1881 Brower donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446214

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