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Dakota pipestone and wood cane
Description Cane carved out of wood and red pipestone (catlinite). The pipestone head is carved into the shape of a dog's head in full relief, with the neck forming a square-section socket with chamfered edges. The ferrule is a tapering octagon with a short cylindrical section at the socket. A snake carved in a clockwise spiral winds around the shaft. Three truncated branches are also carved into the shaft.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 34 1/2 inches length
2 7/8 inches width
1 1/2 inches depth
Nomenclature Cane (walking stick)
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Subjects Owned/used by: Good Thunder
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Used in Pipestone, Pipestone County, Minnesota, United States
Clothing. Men's Accessories. Canes
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Canes
Dates Creation: Approximately 1875
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 7401.2