Pipestone tablet

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Titles Pipestone tablet
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 2 3/8 inches height
5 3/8 inches width (at longest angle)
1/4 inches depth
Nomenclature carving (visual work)
Materials catlinite
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, Henry Benjamin
Indian. Art
Office Equipment & Supplies. Desk Accessories. Paperweights
Dates Creation: Approximately 1890 - Approximately 1901 (Date range based on time Bishop Whipple spent in Minnesota working for various government commissions for Indian Affairs)
Credit Line Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1580 (Accession Number)

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