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Plains Indian Museum

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Accession Number: NA.504.91

Dimensions: L: 6.625 in

Remarks: Ritual and Recreation: Smoking and Narcotics. Circular catlinite bowl with square base having buffalo figure attached. Engraved at bottom, Big Eagle.

Inscription: engraved at bottom, Big Eagle

Synopsis: pipe bowl- Northern Plains- Sioux- Square- engraving- catlinite- carved- circular- buffalo figure- engraved at bottom, Big Eagle- Ritual and Recreation: Smoking and Narcotics. Circular catlinite bowl with square base having buffalo figure attached. Engraved at bottom, Big Eagle.

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Pipe NA.504.91 This pipe, which age is unknown, was used for rituals and recreational use. It was made by the Sioux Indians. The pipe was used mostly for smoking tobacco. Despite being carved from wood. It has the design of a buffalo on it. It shows the significance the Indian people place on the buffalo. By putting it on their objects, it shows the role buffalo played in their survival and way of life.


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Leslie S's deep thoughts

Is it possible the stone for this pipe bowl was quarried at Pipestone, Minnesota?