Indian Pipe. Round

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

A Sioux pipe wrapped in colorful quills, and ornamented with tufts of hair, feathers, and strings of white wampum shells. Collected from the Missouri River tribes and formerly part of the U.S. Department of War collections. Length of stem is 34.5" (87 cm).

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  • Title: Indian Pipe. Round
  • Location: Missouri River, United States, North America
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 87 cm (34.5in)
  • Type: Pipe / Wampum
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • Medium: Wood, quills, hair, feathers, wampup shells
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): E1777
  • Photo Credit: Donald E. Hurlbert, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Ethnology