Sioux Pipe Bag Recovered 13 Years After Theft

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Sioux Quilled Tobacco Bag

The Montana Historical Society Museum announced that it has recovered a rare Sioux pipe bag. The artifact went missing from their collection in 2003, and resurfaced in 2015 on a collector website. Authorities are still investigating the transfers of ownership that took place between the time of its theft, and its placement on the auction site.

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Photo: Sioux quilted tobacco bag similar to the one stolen from the Montana Historical Society Museum. Photograph by Pierre Fabre

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