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Native American Legends and Stories About Pipes

Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about pipes.

Native American Pipe Spirits

*The Thunderbird (Gros Ventre)
White Buffalo Woman (Sioux)

Native American Pipe Stories

*How the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Ottawa Became One People * A Potawatomi Story:
    Potawatomi legends about the origin of the peace pipe.
*How The Pipe Came to the Lenap�:
    Legend about the origin of the sacred pipe.
*Kuloscap and the Ghost:
    Abenaki legend about a ghost child stealing Glooskap's pipe.
*The Silver Pipe:
    New England Indian legend about the medicine pipe of the Wampanoag sachem Massasoit.
How the People Hunted the Moose:
    M�tis-Cree legend about the people using pipes to ask the moose for hunting success.
*Arapaho Deluge Story * The Sun Dance Wheel:
    Arapaho myths about the first pipe, Flat Pipe, and its carrier.
The Creation of the World:
    Gros Ventre myth about the sacred pipe and the beginning of the world.
*Origin of the Worm Pipe: * How the Worm Pipe Came to the Blackfoot:
    Blackfoot legends about the origin of the sacred Worm Pipe.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
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*The Sacred Pipe:
    Lakota Sioux pipe-keeper Black Elk's 1947 book describing Lakota Sioux pipe legends and ceremonies.
*Offering Smoke: Sacred Pipes and Native American Religion:
    Overview of the history, mythology, ceremony, and symbolism of the Native American pipe in various tribes.
*Pipes and Smoking Customs of the American Aborigines:
    An 1899 anthropology book, very dated but with some good history of Indian pipe traditions.



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