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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 had a hard time keeping my attention It was creatively written and had a lot more foot notes than any book that I had ever read One negative thing that I personally had a problem with about this book was throughout my school career I have heard so many stories and read so many books about native Americans and native American rituals that it was kind of getting a little old but never the less I gave this book a chance and it turned out to be a good gamble That was becuase this book was different 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
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