• Culture/People:

    probably Sihasapa Lakota (Blackfoot Sioux) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Pipe tomahawk

  • Date created:

    circa 1870

  • Place:

    North Dakota or South Dakota; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood, iron blade, brass wire, hide, glass bead/beads, cow tail

  • Techniques:

    Wrapped, lazy/lane stitch beadwork, engraved, cutout

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; purchased by MAI from an unknown source in 1946.

  • Dimensions:

    82 x 21.6 cm

  • Catalog number:



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