Early-style platform pipe - ROM2005_5292_1

ROM2005_5292_1

Early-style platform pipe

Maker: Belonged to Chief Poundmaker, Plains Cree
Medium:Polished stone
Geography: Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
Date: before 1885
Dimensions:
3.5 × 2 cm
Object number: 936.72.1
Credit Line: Gift of Prof. G.H. Needler
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
Description

Apparently, when confined in the N.W.M.P barracks, after surrending to Gen. Middleton in 1885, Chief Poundmaker presented the pipe to Dr. Reddick, a surgeon in the Northwest Field Force. The pipe was presented to ROM by Professor G. H. Needler.

It is noteworthy to find a platform, or monitor, style pipe in use at such a late date and on the Plains.

Cataloguer: Arni Brownstone
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