Carved Pipe bowl; Indigenous peoples, North America card

Carved Pipe bowl; Indigenous peoples, North America

58.83.6.2

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Pipe bowl carved from red-brown stone (possibly catlinite), bowl in form of human head wearing an octagonal hat, with the head of a possible bear rising from the stem. The Anishinabe people believed that smoking tobacco helped to contact the spirits. Pipes similar to this would have been presented to Colonel DePeyster at his meeting with members of tribes of the Lakes & upper Mississippi in 1775.