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NA.504.440
Central Plains | Pawnee | Ch...
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NA.504.440 | ca. 1870 | L: 8 in, width: 1 in | The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe | Wood pipe tamper with carved bear. Carved bear sits upright atop handle with area for finger holds. Two holes carved in wide area above slender body of tamper stick. Red pigment on front of bear and in holes. Smooth wood darkened with use. | NA.504.440.jpg | NA.504.440.v1.jpg | tamper | pigment | wood | Central Plains | Pawnee | Chahiksichahiks

NA.504.444
Northern Plains | Tsistsista...
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NA.504.444 | ca. 1870 | L: 6.5 in, Diameter: 1 in | The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe | Bone pipe tamper. Small animal bone, hollow. Both ends wrapped in sinew. Slender end worn and rounded from use. | NA.504.444.jpg | NA.504.444.v1.jpg | tamper | bone | sinew | bone | Northern Plains | Tsistsistas