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Catalog Number 10195-1
Title Pipe Stem, Wood, Quill; Geometric
Object Name Stem, Pipe
Description Pipe stem, made of wood, decorated with dyed quill. Stem is rectangular, with tubular shaped tips. The lower portion of the stem, above the mouthpiece is wrapped with brightly colored braided quillwork. The quills are dyed bright pink, green, purple, yellow and orange. The design features two 4 directions symbols and an hourglass shape. The top of the quill work has white thread wrapped around the wood.
Culture North American Indian/Lakota/Sioux
Material Wood; Quill
Used USA: South Dakota, White Horse
Height (in) 0.5
Length (in) 20.625
Width (in) 1
People Warrior, Joseph
History This pipe was owned by Joseph Warrior, known as "Grandpa Warrior", Sioux, who died around 1955 at the age of 98 on the Cheyenne River Reservation on his land, 7 miles from White Horse, South Dakota on the Missouri River. The donor's father was presented the pipe at the give-away at the funeral feast. A catlinite pipe belonging to this stem was broken by the donor's family several years prior to the donation and discarded.
Credit line Mrs. Donald C. North, Lincoln, NE
Collection North, Mrs. Donald C.