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These three pipe fragments were collected from the Paint Creek village in McPherson County, Kansas. They were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2013. The soft, fine-grained material of the pipestone enabled the carver to shape and smooth the pipes. They were never smoked and were likely broken during manufacture. Pipes like these were used during trade negotiations and to mark special occasions. The Paint Creek site is what archeologists call part of the Little River Focus of the Great Bend aspect (ancestral Wichita), whose people practiced fishing, hunting, gathering, and agriculture.

Date: 1500-1800 CE

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Pipestone Pipe Stem and Bowl Fragments from the Paint Creek Site, 14MP1 - 1

Item Number: 455203
Call Number: 14MP1 2013.B Taylor donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 455203

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