Pipes of Power:
The cultural and historical significance of the sacred pipes
Monday, September 12, 2022
Join Unlimited Learning on Monday, September 12, 2022, 1:30 p.m., to hear from Bud and Rona Johnston, who are "Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers."
Across the Great Plains, pipestone from southwest Minnesota quarries has been used by native tribes for their sacred pipes. With reverence, stories of the pipes have been passed down through many generations of tribal people who have used pipes for prayer, healing and social events. The Johnstons will discuss the history of the quarries in the Pipestone area and the importance of the peace pipe in Native American culture.
The Johnstons are both well-known, esteemed artists in the carving of pipes and will present examples of their art during the presentation. They have helped audiences in many countries understand the significance of the sacred pipes. They have been featured in magazines, newspapers, calendars and have won many awards for their work.
The program will be in the Forum Room at Crosby-Ironton High School. The fee is $5 for non-members, and it’s free for members.
Lakes Area Unlimited Learning promotes the intellectual stimulation of older adults. Its philosophy is “learning without limits,” and it lives that philosophy by offering monthly programs and field trips that are stimulating, interesting and relevant. People join Unlimited Learning for the learning opportunities and stay for the friendships. For more information about membership, contact Sally Ihne at sihnecharter.net or call 218-829-2544.