Pipestone slab

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Description A slab of red catlinite in its natural form, possibly Dakota quarried, circa the late 19th to early 20th century. The upper surface is weathered; the remaining surfaces show evidence of recent quarrying. Catlinite has historically been used by American Indians to make tobacco pipes and other carvings. A paper label glued to the upper surface of the slab reads "PIPE STONE (Catlinite) / Presented by / CHARLES H. BENNETT, Pharmacist / PIPESTONE CITY, MINN."
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 11 1/2 inches length
9 1/4 inches width
2 inches height
Nomenclature Slab (flat object)
Subjects Collected by: Bennett, Charles Henry
Used in Pipestone, Pipestone County, Minnesota, United States
Used by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Indian. Raw Materials
Natural History
Dates Discovery: Not earlier than 1875 - Not later than 1915

Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2883.E313

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