Bureau of American Ethnology
Hair Pipes in Plains Indian Adornment
A Study in Indian and White Ingenuity
Anthropological Papers, No. 50
From Bureau of American Ethnology BULLETIN 164, pp. 29-85, pls. 13-37.
United States Government Printing Office, Washington : 1957
Smithsonian Institution Libraries Electronic Edition
- 13. Early forms of tubular trade ornaments
- 14. Location of the Campbell Brothers' Wampum Factory,
Park Ridge, N.J., about 1876
- 15[a]. The Campbell Brothers' Wampum Factory
- 15[b]. The four wampum makers (1886)
- 16. Tools used in drilling shell hair pipes
- 17. Stages in the manufacture of shell hair pipes
- [a] Unworked Strombus gigas.
- [b] Section of lip broken off.
- [c] Pipe roughly blocked out.
- [d] Drilled, partially shaped hair pipe.
- [e] Long hair pipe shaped but unpolished.
- [f] Polished and completed short hair pipe.
- 18. Hair pipes worn as ear pendants
- 19. Hair-pipe ear pendants of the Kiowa
- 20. Hair pipes worn as hair ornaments
- 21. Hair pipes worn in necklaces
- 22. Hair pipes worn in necklaces
- 23. Hair pipes worn as chokers
- 24. Hair pipes worn in breastplates by Southern Plains Indians at
the Medicine Lodge Treaty Council, 1867 (From painting by Hermann Stieffel.)
- 25. Hair-pipe breastplates from the Southern Plains
- 26. Hair pipes worn in breastplates
- 27. Hair pipes worn in breastplates
- 28. Change from dentalium-shell to hair-pipe breastplates. White Thunder, Brule, on visits
- 29. Shell hair pipes used in decoration of containers. [Left
- a. Awl case, Mandan (1869)
- b. Kiowa toilet case (1890's)
- c. Awl case, Cheyenne (1888)
- 30. Development of the bone hair pipe.
- a and b, Corncob pipe with bone stem.
- c and d, Cattle metacarpal bone and finished bone hair pipe. Side and end views.
- 31. Hair pipes worn in breastplates
- 32. Famous wearers of hair-pipe breastplates
- 33. Woman's necklace of hair pipes, simple forms
- 34. Woman's necklace of hair pipes, complex type
- 35. Hair pipes worn as bandoliers
- 36[a]. Hair-pipe necklaces worn in Oglala Omaha dance,
- 36[b]. Hair-pipe breastplates worn by Assiniboin grass
dancers while visiting Blood Reserve in 1893
- 37. Recent uses of hair-pipe breastplates