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This mano, made of Kansas pipestone, was recovered from an archeological site in Shawnee County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1956. The mano was likely used as the upper hand-held millstone for grinding foods and pigments. The soft fine grain Kansas pipestone material enabled the mano's maker to shape and smooth the piece. Kansas pipestone is found in the glacial drift of northeast Kansas. The mano also shows plow scars, damage from farming activities. The site is the possible location of American Chief's Village, the smallest of three Kansa Indian Villages in Shawnee County.

Date: 1831-1848

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Item Number: 444314
Call Number: 14SH302 56.72.36 Freed donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444314

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