Tobacco Pipe | Chanunpa

19. Jahrhundert

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Tobacco pipes are sacred objects. Smoking them is a sacred act through which shamans connect with wakan tanka, a mysterious, all-pervading power. For the Dakota Sioux, the very act of assembling the individual pipe components initiates the ritual. For this reason, the pipe requires a special method of storage and display in the museum: it may be seen, but not assembled.

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