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Pipe-head only. Brown-red pipestone; light colored speckles. Cylindrical bowl, slightly wider at base than lip, black resinous adhesions on bowl lip and interior; rectangular stem shank with square cross section, end edges beveled, incised stepped design (cloud) on both faces; the blade-like extension from base of shank has beveled edges, 5-pointed star outlined on both faces by incised sections and encircling bands; carved perforated wooden dowel wrapped with paper to facilitate joining with separate stone stem (05/23/2007: separate stone stem is missing.) See museum accession record, possibly obtained with Sioux Indian beadwork "in Sioux Falls, Dakota about 1900, given to Lad (Tad?) Bukovsky when Indians came to Sioux Falls for their yearly allotment of government money. Lad ran a tailor shop and had Indians sewing for him."
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