White Buffalo Calf Pipe Revival Ceremony, Pine Ridge

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Calvin Dupree: Pine Ridge

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 Pipe Came
LBW Story-Dupree Family History


Sacred Presentation-Survival of the Sun Dance

North--White Spirit of All Creation and Purification Rituals

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Addressing the Four Directions and the Four Winds:
North–White Spirit of All Creation and Purification Rituals

East--Red Spirit of the Rising Sun of Life and Light
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Addressing the Four Directions and the Four Winds:
East–Red Spirit of the Rising Sun of Life and Light

South--Yellow Spiritual Harvester of All Flowering Nature
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Addressing the Four Directions and the Four Winds:
South–Yellow Spiritual Harvester of All Flowering Nature

West--Black Spirit of the Setting Sun of Light and Life
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Addressing the Four Directions and the Four Winds:
West–Black Spirit of the Setting Sun of Light and Life

Touching The Sacred Pipe To Its Mother Earth
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The Traditional Ritual of Touching The Sacred Pipe To Its Mother Earth

Paying Homage To The "Great Spirit"
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Paying Homage To The "Great Spirit"

Putting the Sacred Calf Pipe on the Altar

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Putting the Sacred Calf Pipe on the Altar
The Seven Councilors Of The Sioux Nation
The Seven Teton Councilor Bands of the Western Sioux Nation
Oglala–Brule–Minneconjou–Sans Arcs–Blackfoot–Hunkpapa–Two Kettle

Following the lead of others who took pictures of the WBCP Ceremony and Sun Dance in 1892, 1910 and 1923, Frank Fools Crow requested that pictures be taken of the WBCP Revival Ceremony and Sun Dances in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He wanted them so that future generations could see the way that the ceremonies should be performed.

My father, Calvin Dupree, Keeper of the C'anupa Wakan and five season Sun Dancer passed these pictures and the Sacred Pipe on to me before his death. The C'anupa Wakan, the oldest pipe, used for ceremony that was passed to him by Frank Fools Crow during the Revival Ceremonies and Sun Dance at Pine Ridge in 1971.

In 2004, before he passed, my uncle, Phil Lane Sr. Lakota Heyoka, saw the way the ceremonies had been changed, so he came to me and told me that now was the time for me to come forward and make the information I had public.—LBW