Looking at the Oklahoma plains, "He could not remember having seen earth of that color; it was red: earlier a flat brick red, now deeper, like that particular conte crayon that is red and brown, like old blood, at the same time--or catlinite
, the color of his father's name" (Catlin Setmaunt) (63).
A second was constructed with a Catlinite
head carved to resemble a deer hoof and a handle that was covered with rawhide.
When Set sees the red earth of Oklahoma, he spontaneously refers to it as catlinite
, the color of his father's name" (p.
1840s, the catlinite
bowl flared towards the top and with tapered prow (repaired), the ash stem with blue-green paint, plaited quillwork, and horsehair decoration, lg.
In turn, these red tubular glass trade beads had late prehistoric-early protohistoric indigenous analogues in beads of similar size and shape manufactured from catlinite
(red pipestone) found in the upper Great Lakes, and in contemporary, locally manufactured, red slate imitations.
$10,200 Great Lakes Calumet Pipe Stem with Catlinite
Pipe Bowl From the Collection of Jim Ritchie (1938-2015), Toledo, Ohio.
He holds a woollen trade cloth blanket, pipe with T-shaped catlinite
bowl, and a beaded and quilled pipe bag.
Many later versions were made from Catlinite
, a reddish sedimentary rock that is easier to work with than igneous rock and was used heavily by Native people for the manufacture of pipes bowls.
pipe bowl is of the typical 'T' shape, in the Plains Indian style, carved with raised rings at the three ends and surrounding the junction of bowl and shaft.
The smoking pipes illustrated are of various kinds, mainly made of catlinite
, made for commercial sale or trade.