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Pipestone letter opener with fish motif
A pipestone letter opener, possibly Dakota, with handle carved in a fish form with decorative borders and designs down center of blade, circa the mid- to late 19th century.
Content Category: artifacts
9 1/4 inches length (repaired)
1 1/8 inches width
7/16 inches depth
Made by (possibly): Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly): Minnesota, United States
Owned/used by: Whipple, Henry Benjamin
Office Equipment & Supplies. Desk Accessories. Letter Openers & Scissors
Creation: Approximately 1860 - Approximately 1901 (Date range based on time Bishop Whipple spent in Minnesota working for various government commissions for Indian Affairs)
Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
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1575 (Accession Number)