Offering Smoke: The Sacred Pipe and Native American Religion

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University of Idaho Press, Jan 1, 1988 - History - 161 pages
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press
In this brilliant exploration of the history, mythology, ritual and symbolism of the sacred pipe, author Jordan Paper breaks new ground in assessing the importance of the pipe in Native American religion. Offering Smoke provides a dazzling introduction to an aspect of Native American culture heretofore never explored in such depth or with such careful regard for the religious and cultural sensitivities so vital for genuine understanding.

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The Sacred Pipe in Ritual
The Sacred Pipe and Myth
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About the author (1988)

Jordan Paper is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at York University, Ontario, Canada.

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