“With this holy pipe,” she said, “you will walk like a living prayer. With your feet resting upon the earth and the pipe stem reaching into the sky, your body forms a living bridge between the Sacred Beneath and the Sacred Above. Wakan Tanka smiles upon us, because now we are as one: earth, sky, all living things, the two-legged, the four-legged, the winged ones, the trees, the grasses.
“Together with the people, they are all related, one family. The pipe holds them all together.”
-White Buffalo Calf Woman (Lakȟótiyapi: Pte Ska Win / Pteskawin / Ptesanwi) delivering and teaching about the Chanunpa, (the Peace Pipe).