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Part 6: Ceremony and symbolism
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The ceremonial pipe is perhaps the most often used, and most misunderstood, instrument in American Indian spirituality.  It's been mispresented in American culture as a peace pipe. For American Indians the pipe is a tool, which connects them with the power of the spirits. (MPR Photo/Dan Gunderson)

The ceremonial pipe is perhaps the most often used, and most misunderstood, instrument in American Indian spirituality. It's been mispresented in American culture as a peace pipe. For American Indians the pipe is a tool, which connects them with the power of the spirits.

(MPR Photo/Dan Gunderson)
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