The Legend of the White Buffalo Woman
"Wakan Tanka, the Great Spirit, told my Buffalo People to send me to you today."
With these words the beautiful and mysterious White Buffalo Woman offers the Lakota Nation a wonderful gift — the gift of a pipe that gives them hope and a new way to pray to the Great Spirit.
In stirring prose, and with some of his most breathtaking images, Paul Goble brings us this most important of Lakota legends about the White Buffalo Woman. All who have been intrigued by Plains Indian culture and all who are curious about the many references to peace pipes in histories of the American West can now better understand the significance of the pipe. Each detail of a beautifully crafted pipe has meaning, and as you'll see, even the stone a pipe is made of is part of its power.
32 pp — ©1998