People of the Waters - Fur Trade
OPM #:
163
Object Name:
Pipe, Calumet
Comments:
The rich red stone used in this calumet is a thing of beauty. The magnificent fine grained stone was prized by many tribes for making calumets, so it was an object of trade. When brought out of the ground, it is soft enough to shape with hand tools. This example is also decorated with thin brass wire. But a calumet is far more than just an implement used to smoke tobacco. It has sacred meaning. The stem is made from one piece of wood. This pipe was purchased on the Menominee Indian Reservation in the first part of the 20th century.
Found:
Menominee Indian Reservation
Material:
Wood/Stone/Metal
Culture/Period:
Menominee
Dimensions:
L-69.5 Dia-4.3 cm
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