• Culture/People:

    Sisitonwan Dakota (Sisseton Sioux)

  • Object name:

    Pipe bowl and pipestem

  • Date created:

    circa 1870

  • Place:

    Sisseton, Lake Traverse Reservation; Roberts County; South Dakota; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood, catlinite/pipestone, porcupine quills, dye/dyes, horsehair, cotton cloth, mallard duck skin/skins, sinew, thread, cotton yarn, tree pitch/gum

  • Techniques:

    Carved, quill-wrapped (flat), dyed, wrapped, glued

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected by artist/illustrator Will P. Hooper (1855-1938) between 1877 and 1879 while his father, Edward H.C. Hooper, was the Indian agent for the Sisseton on the Lake Traverse Reservation; presumably purchased from Will Hooper by George G. Heye in 1913.

  • Dimensions:

    31.40 x 2.70 x 13.20 cm

  • Catalog number:



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