• Culture/People:

    Non-Indian; said to have been used by the Mdewakantonwan Dakota (Mdewakanton Sioux)

  • Object name:

    Pipe tomahawk

  • Date created:

    circa 1800

  • Place:

    Minnesota; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood, iron/steel head, brass, copper, paint

  • Techniques:

    Cast, painted

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Said to have been owned by the Mdewakantonwan Dakota leader Little Crow (Tayoyateduta, ca. 1810-1863); formerly in the collection of Harold J. Hibben (1881-1956); in Hibben's collection until circa 1955, when it was sold to Richard M. Fairbanks (1910-2000, Indianapolis businessman); donated in 1958 in Hibben's memory.

  • Dimensions:

    80.5 x 25.1 x 3.6 cm

  • Catalog number:



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