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. We’ll talk about the importance of pipes and the methods for making them passed down through the centuries.
Robert Sweeney (Ponca Tribe of Nebraska), Northern Ponca spiritual leader
Gabrielle Drapeau (Yankton Sioux Tribe), cultural resource specialist and park ranger at Pipestone National Monument
Chief Looking Horse (Lakota/Dakota/Nakota), 19th Generation Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe
Break 1 Music: Smoke dance remix (song) Chief Rock (artist)
Break 2 Music: Chase the Child (song) Raye Zaragoza (artist) Fight for You (album)