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Pipestone tablet
1580, front
1580, back
Description A parallelogram pipestone tablet, possibly Dakota, inscribed with Bible verses (Matthew 5:46 and 18:3) in script, in Dakota, circa the late 19th to mid-20th century. It reads, "Matthew 5:46: Tona waste ni dapi, Kin hena waste wi cayadapi kin." A letter of Verna Goodthunder, of Morton, Minnesota dated March 27, 1939, to Miss Kern Bayliss reads in part, "Am sending you my father's name and translation of the verse. Name: Charles Whipple Goodthunder; Translation of those words: Matthew 5:46 'For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the Publicans the same?"
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 5 3/8 inches length at longest angle
2 3/8 inches width
1/4 inches thickness
Nomenclature Carving (visual work)
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Subjects Used by: Good Thunder, Charles Whipple
Good Thunder, Verna Sarah
Collected by: Whipple, Bishop Henry Benjamin
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Indian. Art
Office Equipment & Supplies. Desk Accessories. Paperweights
Dates Use: Approximately 1890 - Not later than 1939

Credit Line Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 1580