Pipe

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  • #1248

    techteach
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    Just bought a Hopewell pipe. Kind of felt like I had to. It was found in Licking county, OH and was carved in the shape of a raccoon. My ancestors moved to Licking County on land that was the Wyandot town of Raccoon Town. Is it true that the Hopewell were Sioux?

    Techteach

    #11975

    Linda
    Keymaster

    I don’t know. Can you post a picture of the pipe? I’m glad it’s in the hands of someone who will care for it.

    #11978

    techteach
    Moderator

    Should be able to tomorrow. There were others for sale too, one from VA, one from Tennessee. They might still be there. I got it on ebay. Not sure if the time and date that the sales ended were the same. Kind of pricey though.

    Techteach

    #12019

    lynellarainhawk
    Participant

    Techteach,

    That sounds cool! I can’t wait to see it. Too bad I can’t get my hands on one of those. 😉 Love & light, Lynella.

    #12056

    techteach
    Moderator

    Since I have paid for the pipe now, I will post a picture of it. Once again, I am trying to attach the picture as an attachment. Hasn’t worked for me before, not sure if it will this time.

    Techteach

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    #12057

    techteach
    Moderator

    Well, that didn’t work either. Linda?

    #12072

    Linda
    Keymaster

    Well, my uploading capabilities have been restored, so let’s hope I can get that image online. Hope I don’t have to go through a lot of rigamarole to access the new server.

    #12692

    2crowslaughing
    Participant

    It is such a shame that people are selling pipes in the internet!

    Would be better to force these people to return them to the Nations that they came from. I’m glad that at least one of them is coming to the hands of someone who will honor it.

    2crows

    #12701

    lynellarainhawk
    Participant

    2Crows,

    Amen!;)

    #12702

    techteach
    Moderator

    I was checking into what I am supposed to do to treat it properly. Looks as if I am supposed to get a stem for it and keep it in a bag, with the stem and pipe separate. Also seems as if I am supposed to use it. However, it does not appear to have been used. It came from a mound in Ohio, so maybe it has not ever been used. Any suggestions are welcome.

    Techteach

    #12709

    2crowslaughing
    Participant

    Originally posted by techteach

    I was checking into what I am supposed to do to treat it properly. Looks as if I am supposed to get a stem for it and keep it in a bag, with the stem and pipe separate. Also seems as if I am supposed to use it. However, it does not appear to have been used. It came from a mound in Ohio, so maybe it has not ever been used. Any suggestions are welcome.

    Techteach

    Keep sage in the bowl and in the hole where the stem inserts into it and keep it wrapped up, separate from the stem. Then, I would RESEARCH IT! Find out info on the place from wence it came and then search out an elder who can tell you about it. Is it a people’s pipe or a personal pipe? Is it a man’s pipe or a woman’s pipe? It’s hard to know these things because it was not gifted to you. These are important things to find out so you will know how to proceed with it. I would not smoke it until I had these answers.

    2CL

    #12724

    techteach
    Moderator

    Thanks, 2 CL. I wonder, given its age, if that kind of information about it can be found. It is Hopewell. Maybe I will ask a few questions in Chicago sometime.

    Techteach

    #12729

    2crowslaughing
    Participant

    Originally posted by techteach

    Thanks, 2 CL. I wonder, given its age, if that kind of information about it can be found. It is Hopewell. Maybe I will ask a few questions in Chicago sometime.

    Techteach

    Well, IMHO, if it came to you, regardless of how, there will be someone, somewhere who will be able to tell you something about it 🙂

    If you can get help with posting a picture, perhaps someone can help search for origins etc. It’s great that you know that it is a Hopewell, that is a great start!

    2CL

    #12733

    lynellarainhawk
    Participant

    Yes, that is a great start. And still, Cindy, if you can’t get a photo posted I would love to see a photo sometime. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Lynella.

    #12749

    techteach
    Moderator

    Lynella and 2CL,

    If you want a picture, send me an email. I think I have a picture from the ebay ad. If not, I can take one and send it. I sent one to Linda for posting, but with the new house, she must be busy. I do not have the permissions necessary to post the picture myself.

    Techteach

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