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This pipestone effigy pipe was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2002. The pipe shows no evidence of having been smoked and was likely made for the tourist trade. The soft, fine-grained material of the pipestone enabled the carver to shape and smooth the pipe into the shape of fish. One tail fin has been broken. The donor was the daughter-in-law of Henry Lueck, who was a partner in the Johnson and Lueck Store in Netawaka, Kansas, at the turn of the century. Some of the items in the collection may have been taken in trade by Mr. Lueck, but most were purchased from his Potawatomi customers.

Date: 1893-1897

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Item Number: 443812
Call Number: 2002.J.6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443812

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