Sacred Pipe In Lakota

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In Lakota, saicige means to be adorned in proper relationship to the gods. This belief can be found in many different cultural groups across North and South America. By one being in contact with and object that has a relationship to a god or gods it makes the person in contact with the object become closer to the god that they are trying to connect too. This connection to a highly respected cultural object is easily seen through the Lakota sacred pipe. This pipe is a central part of the rite of the onikare (sweat lodge), which purifies and brings an individual closer to Wakan-Tanka. Wakan-Tanka is he who is always flowing and he gives life to and power to everything. Through an analysis of the sacred pipe and its central role in the Lakota

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