The Pipe

Historical Path

I have encapsulated the historical path that is documented historical/archival information pertaining to the original WBCP(s). Martha Bad Warrior, ALH's Great-Grandmother was adopted by Old Man Elk Head, as he was called. This came about from his time at Turtle Mountain Manitoba during ceremony with the SCFC between 1834-1839, recorded in the Nicolette Journals from […]

How the Pipe Came

COPYRIGHTED 2006 "The sacred woman then took leave of the people, saying: "Toksha ake wacinyanktin ktelo,  I shall see you again." … The people saw her walking off in the same direction from which she had come,  outlined against the red ball of the setting sun. As she went, she stopped and rolled over four […]

Seven Council Fires and the Seven Council Stones

The Seven Council Fires are the mainstream Dakota national government, and traditionally the seven seats would have been held by: 4 Dakota; 2 Nakota and 1 Lakota. Since these sub-national bodies are split today between Canada and the US, it would be thought, to take a representative body drawn from all of them to legitimately […]

Connection to the Sacred Buffalo Calf Pipe

DUPUIS/DUPREE FAMILY CONNECTION TO THE SACRED BUFFALO CALF PIPE COPYRIGHTED 2006 DUPREE FAMILY'S INVOLVEMENT AND PARTICIPATION IN CEREMONY IN THE 1800'S THROUGH TO CURRENT TIMES PAST FROM "QUEST FOR THE PIPE OF THE SIOUX: AS VIEWED FROM WOUNDED KNEE" (1975) BY WILBUR A. RIEGERT Among the Green Grass Band, I finally came to meet Martha […]

Sacred Presentation: Survival Of The Sun Dance

By CALVIN DUPREE By the late nineteenth century the Teton Sioux faced challenges from the white man to every aspect of their lives, including their religious practices.     Their religion consisted of many ceremonial dances one of which was the Sun Dance. As the white man became familiar with this dance, the self-torture it involved, […]

White Buffalo Calf Pipe Revival Ceremony, Pine Ridge

COPYRIGHTED 2006 Calvin Dupree conducting the White Buffalo Calf Pipe Ceremony with the Pipe handed to him by Frank Fools Crow during the White Buffalo Calf Revival Ceremony and Sun Dance in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, in 1971         Below are Pictures of Calvin Dupree from the 1971 Ceremony. LBW Story- How the […]

Women in Ceremony 1971

COPYRIGHTED 2006 "When Anna Mae came, what was suppose to happen with the evolution of the Indian Movement in this country was that, the women, we were suppose to hand the staff to them. All of our societies, all our tribal governments, all of our councils were governed by women. We are a matriarchal society […]

Green Grass Proclamation

GREEN GRASS PROCLAMATION Received March 15, 2003 Responses to Proclamation I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, would like to thank all the People that attended this historic "Protection of Ceremonies" meeting. Bernard Red Cherries – Northern Cheyenne Nation, Northern Cheyenne Arrow Priest and Elk Society Headsman […]

Responses to Green Grass Proclamation

OTHER ISSUES OF INTEREST RESPONSES TO GREEN GRASS PROCLAMATION   RESPONSE TO LOOKING HORSE PROCLAMATION & SINCERE DISSENTERS APRIL 30, 2003 Green Grass Proclamation     There are two sides to the present rift that is going on because of Arvol Looking Horse speaking out. I think Arvol is a good man and we are blessed […]

We Shall Never Sell Our Sacred Black Hills

OTHER ISSUES OF INTEREST WE SHALL NEVER SELL  OUR SACRED BLACK HILLS Joint Statement of Chief Frank Fools Crow and Frank Kills Enemy on Behalf of the Traditional Lakota Treaty Council  Before Honorable Lloyd Meads Sub-Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. (September 10, 1976) Frank Fools Crow, Lakota Chief Frank Kills Enemy, Lakota Headman   Kola […]

Warren's Story

This story was told to me by an elder a number of years ago. He used to come to Pipestone to get stone from George and Dick Bryan. This was copied from a letter he sent me in Oct 2006. Warren's story .. from Pipestone, Minnesota It was early summer in the early 1970’s I […]