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This small pipestone pipe fragment was recovered during a Phase III Highway Salvage project in 1976 by Kansas Historical Society archeologists. The pipe came from the surface of a Great Bend aspect camp site in Marion County. The soft fine grained Kansas pipestone enabled the pipe's maker to carve it into its shape and incise horizontal lines below the lip. Traces of dottle (tobacco residue) remain on the pipe's interior. 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

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Pipestone Pipe Fragment from 14MN324 - 1

Item Number: 448950
Call Number: 14MN324-111
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 448950

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