Published on March 17, 2013 by Carol
Smoking continued as an important ceremonial and pastime activity, and the pipes used by the Woodland people became more ornate through time. The pipes from this period shows the Woodland Era Craftsmanship with more stylization and carvings as well as a change in overall style.
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Carved from a single block of Catlinite, the McAdam bird effigy platform pipe is an example of the Native American’s skill and artistry. Known as the “McAdams Pipe”, it was recovered in southern Illinois.
Source: Museum of Native America