Analysis Of The Sacred Pipe

The book that I read was The Sacred Pipe. It is an incredible account of the religious rights and culture of the Oglala Soiux. The God of the Soiux is Wakan Tanka and they believe that it is a three in one similar to what we would believe to be the God head. They believe that he is in all that is good and none that is evil. Not just things that are alive but also in feelings and emotions all and everything that is good is reffered to as Wakan. During the book you experience rituals and customs of the Soiux tribe that are definitely different than anything I have ever heard of.
The book was written fairly well with a different style to it except for a couple dead spots were the author ...

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in the sense that it got way more in-depth with the beliefs and different legends of the native Americans than all other books that I have read. That provided a new outlook and different feel which helped keep my attention.
What I also found interesting was the similarity of the religious beliefs that these particular native Americans had to Seventh day Adventism. Not so much that they belived in the same people or the same bible that we believe in but like I mentioned the God that they believed in, Wakan Tanka was a three in one being just like the Godhead, Wakan Tanka was a supreme being and had complete power over everything and was part of all that is good. Although, unlike Seventh day Adventist much of there religion and religious rituals consist of smoking marijuana, tobacco, tree bark and other forms of drugs out of a pipe that was referred to as the sacred pipe or as it is better known as the peace pipe. Not everybody in the tribe was permitted to smoke out of the ...

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