Offering Smoke: The Sacred Pipe And Native American Religion by Jordan Paper
8vo. pp. xv, , 161. 16 colour plates. index. paperback (near fine - light shelf-wear). [Edmonton]: University of Calgary Press, .
ISBN 10: 0888642024 / ISBN 13: 9780888642028
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.