A Sioux pipe ornamented with tufts of hair and feathers. Collected from the Missouri River tribes. Formerly part of the U.S. Department of War collections. Identified by Mike Carlow, Director, Tusweca Tiospaye, Oglala Lakota Sioux from Pine Ridge, as resembling the type of pipe used in the Hunka Ceremony or Adoption Ceremony.
Entered in the orginal ledger catalog as from both War Department and National Institute. As the War Department collection was cared for by the National Institute before coming to the Smithsonian, it is assumed that this pipe originated with the War Department. The location is given as "Missouri R. tribes." Pipestem is 37.5" long.