Bear’s Tale about His Pipe

Bear smiled at his memories while he showed Kallie a intricately carved pipe. “You know our pipes are sacred. They are made from long stems of hollowed willow or cotton woods. Each is carefully carved with animal figures and special designs that can include glass beads, horsehair and feathers.

“Tobacco is harvested and very valuable for trade. Its smoke is inhaled with special intent. Each exhale is smoke of prayer.” He took out a beaded pouch and explained,

“This ceremonial tobacco is cut with a blend of powerful herbs. Sometimes this can cause a warrior’s mind to journey in leaps and bounds.

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