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This pipestone pipe was found in northern Cloud County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1882. The pipe has a bulbous bowl with a carved band on the rim. Traces of dottle (tobacco residue) remain in the interior of the pipe. The pipe's upturned base is flat, making it rest stably. Above where the pipe stem was inserted is a small upright fragment, all that remains of some type of further decoration to the pipe. In Kansas, these pipes generally were made by American Indians between 1350 CE to 1850. The soft fine grain material of pipestone enabled the pipe's maker to carve it into its rectangular shape. Pipes were used during trade negotiations and to mark special occasions.

Date: 1350 CE-1850

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Item Number: 442677
Call Number: 82.28
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442677

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