the reality of being a pipe carrier.
yourself before it isblessed, but for it to be a
to do a pipe for them you are obligated to
pipe and call yourself a pipe carrier.
do so. Those asking for or attending a pipe
and put a little of you into the bowl, for
ceremony are also obligated to give a gift in
return - even if it only a little tobacco or a
Offering smoke is a very good way of making
prayers, if you do not personally have a sacred
pipe. There is no reason why you cannot use a
given here, but instead of a sacred pipe, you can
use a small bowl to burn herbs in. There will not,
of course, be the sacred marriage of male and
female as you have in a pipe bowl and stem,
but performing a ceremony such as this is an
Begin by finding a suitable bowl. It needs to
be able to resist heat, and needs to be big enough
for you to hold comfortably, remembering that parts
of it may get too hot to touch as the herbs burn.
Suitable containers include large sea shells, as well as
stone, metal or ceramic containers. Now you can
begin to perform the ceremony as if the bowl was a
pipe. Take a small quantity of burning herbs and
offer them to the powers as outlined in the
directions for the pipe ceremony given on this
page. As each amount of burning herbs are
prayed with they can be put into the bowl.
Now the herbs can be lit and the smoke fanned
with a large feather as you offer the smoke to the
Creator, Grandmother Earth, the Powers of the
Four Winds and any other powers, (“who love
Once your prayers are said, remember to thank
the powers whose help you asked and announce
the end of the ceremony by stating that it is
be given to the land to say thank you.
prayers do not rattle aroundyour head. When you have
We normally associate tobacco with the pipe,
and if you wish to use tobacco that is fine, but if you
do, choose a high quality pure tobacco such as a
‘twist’ of dried leaves. These tobacco twists are
simply a bundle of leaves rolled into a sausage,
twisted into a U shape and left to dry or cured in
smoke (often from hickory wood). They are pure
tobacco and some are even grown organically and
sometimes ceremonially. If this is impossible for you
find a good quality regular pipe tobacco.
Avoid cigarette tobacco sold for rollups.
Kinni kinnick is a word that is applied to lots of Native
American smoking mixes. Often these are made up
from herbs listed on this page. Sometimes it has
tobacco added to it and sometimes it is sold
without tobacco. Red willow bark is also often
called Kinni kinnick, this is the bark from the
The Lakota word for this herb is Canasa. Normally
it is also found in most Kinni kinnick mixes as are
Bearberry leaves. Red Willow bark can be smoked
by itself, and traditionally it is a very sacred plant
to the Lakota and other nations, harvested in
sacred ways at certain times of the year.
Deers tongue leaf (Trilisa ordoratissima)
mixtures, as it tastes like tobacco.
the pipe is done in a specificway. The bowl always
towards the sky, then moredown towards the ground,
together with a pipe bag and quillworked pipe tamper. The Y shaped
acts as a pipe rest to support thestem when the pipe is placed on an
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