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, Henry Benjamin
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Clothing. Men's Accessories. Canes
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Canes
Dates Creation: Approximately 1860 - 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 1823

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