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Mississippian effigy pipe bowl / Unknown

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This limestone, effigy pipe bowl was constructed in the shape of a human head. On September 15,1830, Greenwood LeFlore (Choctaw Chief) and representatives from the US Government smoked the pipe to commemorate the signing of the treaty between the Choctaw Nation and the United States at Dancing Rabbit Creek. A draft of the treaty is included in the Gilcrease Collection (Accession No. 4826.29a-b). This historic “Pipe of Peace” was given to Thomas Gilcrease by Louise LeFlore in 1958.

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Title(s): 
Mississippian effigy pipe bowl
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Choctaw
Date: 
900 - 1600 CE
Period: 
Mississippian
Place: 
Saint Francis River Basin, Noxubee, Mississippi
Materials/Techniques: 
limestone
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
61.1739
Previous Number(s): 
6125.1739; 61.1739
Department: 
Not On View

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