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Native America Calling: Pipes: prayer, blessing, and communion
Monday, August 7, 2023

Pipes: prayer, blessing, and communion
A quarry in Minnesota has been a reliable source for the stone used in ceremonial pipes for dozens of tribes throughout the central U.S. and Canada.

Other tribes elsewhere found their own local sources for making pipes.

Join Native America Calling to talk about the importance of pipes and the methods for making them passed down through the centuries.

Pipestone National Monument
The Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota is the site of a quarry that has used by tribes for thousands of years. Photo: Jet Lowe

Guests on Native America Calling
Robert Sweeney (Ponca Tribe of Nebraska), Northern Ponca spiritual leader

Bud Johnston (Anishinaabe), president of the Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers

Gabrielle Drapeau (Yankton Sioux Tribe), cultural resource specialist and park ranger at Pipestone National Monument

Travis Erickson (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate), pipemaker and Pipestone Indian Shrine Association board member

Chief Arvol Looking Horse(Lakota/Dakota/Nakota), 19th Generation Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe

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