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Source of the information below: Inuvialuit Pitqusiit Inuuniarutait: Inuvialuit Living History, The MacFarlane Collection website, by the Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC), Inuvik, N.W.T., Canada (website credits here ), entry on this artifact , retrieved 12-31-2019: Pipe with a brass bowl attached to a stem by a post fashioned from iron. The bowl has a slight concavity at the top, with a hole that continues through the post to the stem. Two pieces of copper are set into shallow holes in the side of the bowl. The pipe stem is in two longitudinal sections that have been bound together with a thin strip of hide, which also fastens the bowl to the stem. More information here: Inuvialuit first obtained pipes and tobacco in the 1800s through indigenous trade networks that stretched through Alaska and as far as Siberia. The MacFarlane Collection includes twenty pipes of this northern style. The bowls are made from metal, wood or stone, and with one exception the pipes have curved wooden stems split along their length and held together with a skin or sinew wrapping. Commonly a pick used for tamping tobacco and cleaning the bowl is attached to the pipe.

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