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This pipestone pipe was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1956. The stem end of the pipe has been carved into an octagonal shape and seven of the eight sides are decorated with a floral and crosshatch motif. In Kansas, these pipes generally were carved by American Indians between 1350 CE to 1850, though they continue to be made today. The soft, fine-grained material of the pipestone enabled the carver to shape, smooth, and decorate the pipe.

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Item Number: 446222
Call Number: 56.45.3a Lyons donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446222

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