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These two pipestone pipe fragments were collected from the Saxman site in Rice County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The Saxman site, a large Great Bend aspect village site, was occupied by the protohistoric Wichita. 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 and smooth the pipe and drill holes for the bowl and stem. Pipes were used during trade negotiations and to mark special occasions.

Date: 1500 CE-1650

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Pipestone Pipes from the Saxman Site, 14RC301 - 1

Item Number: 447014
Call Number: 14RC301 2017.F.3 & .4 Weimer donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447014

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