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Object ID 1998.22.231
Object Name Pipe, Disc
Count 1
Description Red pipestone. Asymetrical bowl lip; broken base (broken edges smoothed/worn); large chip at finished stem-end; shank tapers to curved prow with 3 large notches.

From the Arthur P. Kannenberg Collection. He recorded the following in his catalog: "Small catlinite disc pipe. The bowl is fractured. It was found by Walter Karow while he was plowing on his farm, 5 miles north of Oshkosh on the lake shore road. (Received from) Walter Karow."

Original catalog card written by Kannenberg for L300-35 (3919APK): "Catlinite discoidal pipe. Locality: Town of Oshkosh, Winnebago County. Received from Walter Karow. Wisconsin catlinite. This was a surface find by Walter Karow while plowing a corn field on his farm on County Trunk A, 5 miles north of Oshkosh. It has a bad fracture on the base. It must have been used as a Medicine Man's pipe. Found in 1915 by Walter Karow. $1.00 (presumabley Kannenberg paid Karow for the pipe.)"

Notations on the back of (a Milwaukee Public Museum?) photographic print include: Handleless disk pipe. Found on the Walter Karrow farm, Town of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI. It was a surface find. Made of red catlinite. The bowl is broken away half way down. It has three notches cut in at the base."
Material Stone
Dimensions H-2.1 W-2.6 L-4.3 cm
Site Karow Village/Cemetery
Site # 47-WN-57,198
Culture Oneota
Other # 3919APK/L300-35
Related Publications Oshkosh Public Museum Newsletter, Winter 2006.
George A. West. "Tobacco, Pipes and Smoking Customs of the American Indians". Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee, Vol 17, June 11, 1934 (Plate 145, Fig 4).
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