A hand crafted, pipestone sculpture of an open book with an engraved portrait of a Native American man in profile wearing a traditional headdress on the left page. The right page is inscribed: The Indian scalps his enemy but the white man skins his friend./ Flandreau So. D./ August 1935. This was probably a souvenir piece carved by Sioux people in South Dakota. Pipestone is a soft stone that is easy to carve. For a similar book see: Cowan's Auctions, April 4, 2009, lot 417.
Width 4 Depth 2.5 Height 5 in.
Note: there are some minor chips to edges and bottom left corners.
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