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Dakota pipestone claw napkin ring
A Dakota napkin ring carved out of red pipestone (catlinite) into the shape of a cylinder grasped in the talons of a bird of prey, circa the late 19th to early 20th century. The bird's foot has a pecked surface intended to resemble the texture of skin. A circular paper label glued to the cylinder is printed with, "CHAS. H. BENNETT, Pharmacist / Bennett Bldg., Pipestone, Minn." Written in ink are the words, "EAGLE CLAW / NAPKIN RING / Made From Pipestone / by Dakota Indian."
Content Category: artifacts
1 3/4 inches diameter (ring)
3 3/4 inches width
1 7/8 inches depth
Made by: Dakota Indians
Collected by: Bennett, Charles Henry
Used in: Pipestone, Pipestone County, Minnesota, United States
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Food Service
Creation: Not earlier than 1880 - Not later than 1905
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2872.E303 (Accession Number)