Native American Pipe

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Title

Native American Pipe

Alternative Title

Native American Pipe

Subject

Native Americans
Amerindians
Indigenous peoples--United States
Pipes
Smoking--United States
Tobacco--Southern States

Description

This straight tube is considered the most primitive form of a smoking pipe. This specific pipe is made out of Steatite ,but it is also common to find these pipe’s made out of Greenstone. These pipes are known to be symmetrical and have a smooth prepared finish. Most of these pipes were used as smoking pipes, but it is also known that indigenous shamans used pipes in ritual settings and for healing purposes. Commonly used during tribal pow-wows, members of the tribe put tobacco into one side of the pipe and smoked the tobacco at the other end with a reed. This rare pipe was found in Seminole County, Florida, and has numerous cracks throughout with one side of the pipe’s bowl broken off.

Source

Original color digital image, 2015: Museum of Seminole County History, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

2015

Is Part Of

Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

118 KB

Medium

1 steatite pipe

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Seminole County, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Loaned to the Museum of Seminole County History by the Mid-Florida Archaeological and Historical Society.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Mid-Florida Archaeological and Historical Society and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Fried, Aaron
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"A History of Central Florida: Episode 11: Tobacco Pipes." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/4551.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

3 color digital images

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