Pipe of Peace >>

Kayak (Canada) - - HISTORY MYSTERY -

When groups that made a Treaty smoked a peace pipe, it showed that their agree­ment also in­cluded the Cre­ator. As the pipe is shared between the peo­ple dis­cussing the Treaty, the smoke rises to the Cre­ator invit­ing the Cre­ator to be a wit­ness to the prom­ises made and to bless those in­volved. In this photo, a spir­i­tual leader from the Piko­gan First Nation in Que­bec holds the peace pipe used in the Great Peace of Mon­treal, a 1701 Treaty between First Na­tions and set­tlers in New France.

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