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Artifacts from the Excavations at the Baker House, 14MO701

Artifacts from the Excavations at the Baker House, 14MO701
Date: 1972
Shown are five views of cleaned and reconstructed artifacts from the excavations at the Baker house in Morris County. Shown are a tablesetting, smoking pipes, a tintype frame, a bowl and pitcher, and a grouping of scissors, needle, thimble, and lens from a pair of spectacles. The slides were processed in 1972. The artifact collection, along with these photographs, was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The excavation was undertaken by Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) in 1972. The house was burned in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts.


Ceramic Pipe Bowl from the Paint Creek Site, 14MP1

Ceramic Pipe Bowl from the Paint Creek Site, 14MP1
Date: 1500-1800 CE
This ceramic pipe bowl was found at the Paint Creek village in McPherson County, Kansas. There are no traces of tobacco residue within the bowl. The pipe bowl was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1971. The Paint Creek site is part of the Little River focus of the Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita), whose people practiced fishing, hunting, gathering, and agriculture.


Ceramic Pipe Fragments from Fort Zarah, 14BT301

Ceramic Pipe Fragments from Fort Zarah, 14BT301
Date: 1864-1869
These pipe stem and bowl fragments were recovered from Fort Zarah in 1972 by Kansas Historical Society archeologists at the location of the original fort building. The top row shows three glazed pipe bowls. The upper right pipe bowl is a fragment of a Presidential pipe. Based on the remnant of hair and right eye it depicts President Ulysses S. Grant and was made and distributed from 1865 to 1870. The bottom row shows an unglazed bowl, a decorated bowl and stem fragment, and a stem fragment. Fort Zarah was a small outpost on the Santa Fe trail in Barton County occupied from 1864 to 1869.


Ceramic Pipe Stem from 14MY349

Ceramic Pipe Stem from 14MY349
Date: Unknown
This pipe stem was recovered from a multicomponent site in Montgomery County with both Historic and Early Ceramic period artifacts. The pipe was made with a two part mold and has diagonal lines on both sides. The site has been much impacted by pot hunters and a reservoir.


Ceramic Pipe from the Ade Site, 14MP311

Ceramic Pipe from the Ade Site, 14MP311
Date: 1850-1900
This pipe fragment was collected from a multicomponent site in McPherson County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2004. Most of the artifacts from this site dated to the Middle Ceramic and Late Ceramic periods, but this artifact is firmly into the Historic Period. Only the stem end of the pipe remains. It shows no traces of having been smoked.


Face Pipe

Face Pipe
Date: 1886
Notes that accompanied this ceramic pipe at the time of its donation alledged that the pipe was bought from the Apache Chief Geronimo on his way to Fort Sill in 1886. There is no other verification for this narrative. The pipe was donated in 1972 to the Kansas Historical Society. It appears to have never been smoked. The molded clay face has been embellished with black and red paint on the bowl and stem. The base of the bowl has been decorated with a swastika, a symbol that has been used in America and elsewhere since prehistoric times. The date "1886" was likely added at a later time.


Face Pipe

Face Pipe
Date: Unknown
This yellow glazed ceramic pipe was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1984. Anthropomorphic (resembling a human form) pipes such as this one began to be popular in the 18th century, though this pipe likely dates to a later time. It depicts an unknown male face wearing a crown. He may not have been royalty, because at the time other important people, George Washington for example, were also depicted with a crown.


George Walker to Franklin G. Adams

George Walker to Franklin G. Adams
Creator: Walker, George
Date: February 15, 1886
In this letter to Franklin G. Adams, the first secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, George Walker of Burlington, Kansas, relates the story of how he found a Native American pipe while working as a cowboy. According to Walker, he found the pipe after his horse's hoof struck something "that gave out a ringing sound."


Great Bend aspect Pipe from the Saxman Site, 14RC301

Great Bend aspect Pipe from the Saxman Site, 14RC301
Date: 1500-1650 CE
This ceramic pipe was collected from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The tubular shaped pipe, sometimes called a "cloud blower," has an incised line around the rim of the bowl, rows of punctates, and a fan- or fin-shaped stem end. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village, was occupied by the ancestral Wichita.


Pamplin Style Pipe

Pamplin Style Pipe
Date: 1879-1972
This pipe was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1972. The pipe style, Pamplin, was named after those made originally at the Pamplin Pipe Factory in Pamplin, Virginia (1879-1952). They are also sometimes called reed stem pipes. Manufactured from clay, they are a common find at archeological sites. The lower portion of the bowl is decorated with an acorn pattern and the stem area is faceted.


Pipe

Pipe
Date: between 1943 and 1946
German hunter's pipe. Collected by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials.


Pipe Stems from 14LV334

Pipe Stems from 14LV334
Date: 1850-1910
These three pipe stem fragments were among the many that were collected from a multicomponent site overlooking the Missouri River in Leavenworth County. The pipe stems are all made of white clay, sometimes called pipe or kaolin clay. The site, with occupations in the Middle Ceramic and Historic periods, may have once been a Kickapoo habitation site in addition to later habitations.


Pipe Stems from the Baker Store, 14MO701

Pipe Stems from the Baker Store, 14MO701
Date: 1862
These five pipe stems were recovered from the Baker Store in Morris County during the Emporia State Teacher's College (now Emporia State University) field school in 1973. The stems are made of white clay, sometimes call pipe or kaolin clay. The brittle stems were often broken off, either accidentally of purposely as the bit end became increasingly fouled due to tobacco residue. The Baker Store artifact collection was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1993. The Baker store and nearby house, situated along the Santa Fe trail, were burned in 1862 by "Bloody Bill" Anderson and his cohorts. The owner, A. I. Baker, was murdered at that time.


Pipe from 14MY313

Pipe from 14MY313
Date: Unknown
This pipe fragment was recovered from an Early Ceramic period archeological site in Montgomery County. The pipe was made in a mold as is evidenced by the mold lines. The pipe stem and bowl fragment has a brown glaze. As the pipe was manufactured long after the occupation at the site it was likely a modern intrusion from the surface.


Pipestone Pipe Bowl from the Kansas River Valley

Pipestone Pipe Bowl from the Kansas River Valley
Date: 1650-1850 CE
This pipestone pipe bowl was donated in 1925 to the Kansas Historical Society. It was collected in the Kansas River valley and may have once been part of an elbow pipe. The soft, fine grain material enabled the carver to shape and smooth the piece. 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.


Pipestone Pipes from the Saxman Site, 14RC301

Pipestone Pipes from the Saxman Site, 14RC301
Date: 1500-1650 CE
These two pipestone pipe fragments were collected from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. 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. Pipes were used during trade negotiations and to mark special occasions. In Kansas, these pipes generally were carved by American Indians between 1350 to 1850 CE, though they continue to be made today. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village, was occupied by the ancestral Wichita.


President Pipe from 14LV334

President Pipe from 14LV334
Date: 1901-1909
This pipe bowl fragment was collected from a multicomponent (multiple occupations) site overlooking the Missouri River in Leavenworth County. The pipe, either American or French made, depicts the lower bust of President Theodore Roosevelt. The face is backed by a band of stars. The site, with occupations in the Middle Ceramic and Historic periods, may have once also been a Kickapoo habitation site, in addition to later habitations.


Reed Stem Pipe

Reed Stem Pipe
Date: 1800 - 1890
This ceramic reed stem pipe was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1972. It gets its name from the ribbed pattern on the bowl and stem. Pipes such as these are common finds at historical archeological sites.


Skull Pipe

Skull Pipe
Date: Unknown
Little is known about this pipe donated to the Kansas Historic Society in 1925. Early during the 20th century, clay pipes began to lose their appeal in favor of wooden pipes, so this pipe may date from that period. The wooden bowl and partial stem were carved into a skull or skeletal face. Traces of its being smoked remain inside the bowl.


Tobacco Pipe Bowl

Tobacco Pipe Bowl
Date: Unknown
This pipe bowl arrived in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society with no provenience, its record of ownership. While this is disappointing, it does not mean the pipe bowl has lost all of its utility and value. It can still be used for teaching purposes as an example of early historic trade artifacts in Kansas. The pipe was made in a mold of pipe clay with a rib and scallop style of decoration. At some time it was broken into three pieces and then repaired.


Trade Pipe

Trade Pipe
Date: 1750-1920
This pipe was collected from southeastern Kansas and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1994. The complete pipe is made of white clay, sometimes called pipe clay. The initials "T" and "D" can be seen on the bowl in addition to a mold seam. TD style pipes may have originated with London pipe maker Thomas Dormer in the 1700s, but the initials were later used on generic pipes as a trademark. The pipe has a foot used for resting the pipe in an upright position. Traces of dottle (tobacco residue) can be seen in the interior.


Tuxedo Tobacco Tin from the Shawnee Indian Mission, 14JO362

Tuxedo Tobacco Tin from the Shawnee Indian Mission, 14JO362
Date: 1901-1927
This tobacco tin was found in the southeast room of the East Building at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Johnson County. The green and gold label states the Patterson's Tuxedo Tobacco is specially prepared for Pipe and Cigarette. It features a man in a tuxedo sitting at a table smoking his pipe. The tobacco was manufactured by the American Tobacco Co. under the brand name of R A Patterson Tob Co. The back of the tin notes that the tobacco is "The perfection of 50 years of experience in the tobacco business." Furthermore, "It does not make the tongue nor mouth sore." The kidney-shaped tin was meant to be carried in a picket and came with a striker plate on the base. The Mission was built in 1839 for the Shawnee Tribe and closed in 1862. The life of the building did not end there as during the Civil War troops were quartered there and later it saw use as a dance hall, dairy bottling plant, apartments and a boarding house until becoming property of the state in 1927.


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