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Dakota pipestone paper knife
Description Carved pipestone/catlinite knife with incised designs. The handle is in the form of a fish (probably from the pike family) with incised lines on each side indicating the mouth, eyes, gills, and fins. The blade has a sharply beveled blade edge with a clipped point. Each side of the blade has a highly stylized foliate design. The speckled pipestone has a natural color variation and represents hues from orange to red to brown. There is a cylindrical hole in one end of each piece that was originally used to connect the two.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 5 5/8 inches length A) blade
2 inches width A) blade
3/8 inches depth A) blade
5 1/4 inches length B) handle
1 1/4 inches width B) handle
1/2 inches depth B) handle
Nomenclature Knife (weapon)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Owned by: Dailey, William Markham
Owned by: Johnston, Eliza Belle
Made by Dakota Indians
Indian. Armaments. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Dates Creation: Exactly 1910
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 1987.238.6.A,B