An interpretation by Marian Anderson, based on the following description from The Sacred Pipe

During hard times many winters ago, a beautiful Indian woman in white buckskins appeared and brought with her a peace pipe. She taught the Lakota Sioux how to pray with it.

“Behold this and always love it! With this sacred pipe you will walk upon the Earth.”

The bowl of the pipe is the Earth. The twelve feathers represent the eagle and all the wingeds of the air. After she taught the people, she left, saying, “In me there are four ages, but I shall look back upon you in every age and at the end I shall return.”

After bowing to each of the four quarters of the universe, she then turned into a white buffalo and disappeared.

 

Select framed prints are available at the Blue Earth County Historical Society located at 424 Warren Street, Mankato, Minnesota. Please email Museum@BlueEarthCountyHistory.com or call (507)345-5566 for more information about this and other Marian Anderson Fine Art Print