Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Pipestone Pipe Bowl from the Crandall Site, 14RC420 - Page

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at reference@kshs.org or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.


For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

This pipe fragment was recovered during excavations at 1983 Kansas Archeology Training Program at the Crandall site. The Crandall site is a Late Ceramic period camp site in Rice County occupied by Little River focus Great Bend aspect (protohistoric Wichita) peoples. The soft fine grained material of the Kansas 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: 1500 CE-1800

Bookbag Share Print

Pipestone Pipe Bowl from the Crandall Site, 14RC420 - 1Pipestone Pipe Bowl from the Crandall Site, 14RC420 - 2

Pipestone Pipe Bowl from the Crandall Site, 14RC420 - 1

Item Number: 447435
Call Number: 14RC420-284 Feature 22
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447435

Copyright © 2007-2018 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.