Pipestone and wood cane
1823, handle detail
1823, tip detail

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Description A wood cane with varnished handle carved in the form of a dog, possibly Dakota, circa the mid- to late 19th century. The shaft is carved with an overall floral motif and brightly painted. The predominant colors are: red, blue, yellow, purple, and green. The ferrule and tip are decorated with pipestone and lead inlay.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 34 1/4 inches length
2 5/8 inches circumference (at widest)
Nomenclature Cane (walking stick)
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Whipple, Bishop Henry Benjamin
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Clothing. Men's Accessories. Canes
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Canes
Dates Discovery: Approximately 1860 - Approximately 1901

Credit Line Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1823

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