What is catlinite? It
is a special red pipestone that is called the sacred stone by the Dakota
Indians. It is only found in SW Minnesota & has been mined there for over
3 different traditional styles used for personal smoking
(rather than for ceremonies) with hand-carved stems.
TOP: Elbow-style bowl is 2” H X 2”W. Stem is 7.5”L. Total L
pipes were used for personal smoking & were the most common type in the 18th
to the 19th centuries”*
MIDDLE:“Micmac”/Blackfoot style. 2.25”H X 1.75”W. Stem is
8.75”L. 10”L total. $95
BOTTOM: Protruding rest style. 2”H X 2.75”W. Stem apx. 10”L.
13.5” total L. $110
*For more info & photos see The New Four
Winds Guide to Indian Weaponry, Trade Goods & Replicas. pp. 44-49.
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