Sisseton Sioux Carved Polychrome Wood Pipe Club From a Minnesota Collection

formed with slight taper and curve; decorated with floral and geometric elements coated with red and blue pigment; Mar 8 1897 integrated into design; rolled tin insert at tip forms bowl; stamped metal tag notes ownership to Anthony Bartlett/ First Known/ Suicide of the/ Sisseton Tribe/ Brown Valley ; additional tag from White Eagle Trading Post, Albuquerque, NM reiterates information, length 28 in.
Census records show Anthony, Howahana Bartlett (Sisseton, b. 1864) living at the Sisseton Agency, South Dakota in 1898. Later census records cannot be found. Condition Condition requests can be obtained via email () or by telephone ). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Cowan's Auctions shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. Provenance Property of a Minnesota Collector