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Description: This L-shaped whiteware pipe has a long, narrow stem and large, conical bowl. There is some staining on the interior of the bowl as well as some tobacco residue. This pipe was made in a mold and the seams are still visible. On the bowl are the initials "T" and "D" in raised lettering. Near the middle point of the stem there is evidence of a repaired break and the end of the stem has broken off and is missing. This pipe is from the Historic Period. The Historic Period in North America began in the late 1400s when Europeans wrote down accounts of their experiences in the New World. It did not begin in Ohio, however, until 1650 when French map makers first depicted the southern shore of Lake Erie on their maps. Although nearly two centuries had passed before Europeans arrived in the Ohio area, their presence on the east coast greatly affected the Indians of the interior. The Indians of the Historic Period used many European-made tools. Still, they did not immediately give up all their traditional crafts, such as chipping flint arrow points. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A4786_000022
Subjects: Indians of North America; Tobacco pipes;
Places: Pipe