• Culture/People:

    Sioux

  • Object name:

    Pipe tamper

  • Date created:

    1870-1900

  • Place:

    North Dakota or South Dakota; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood

  • Techniques:

    Carved

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Probably collected in 1913 by Joseph K. Dixon (1856-1926, photographer and filmmaker) during his work on the "Wanamaker Expedition of Citizenship," which was sponsored by Rodman Wanamaker (1863-1928, Wanamaker department stores) to present American flags to 189 tribes and emphasize the importance of Native citizenship; acquired by MAI in 1928.

  • Dimensions:

    44.50 x 5.00 x 1.50 cm

  • Catalog number:

    15/4760

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    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the "Song for the Horse Nation" exhibit on the 3rd floor

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