Catlinite Pipe – Midway Village
This fragment of a small stone disk pipe was found during 1988 excavations at the Midway Village (47LC19). The material is a kind of pipestone, often called catlinite, that comes from the Pipestone, Minnesota, area. The Midway Village site is a well-known, late precontact Oneota habitation and burial site north of La Crosse that was first investigated by Will C. McKern of the Milwaukee Public Museum in 1929. Today, after decades of sand removal and other activities, little of the site is left.