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or pipestone, is a form of clay called argillite with a high iron content that
colors it a deep red to pale orange. Pipestone was discovered in southwestern
Minnesota by the Sioux Indians, who consider it a sacred material and use it to
carve pipes and other ceremonial objects.
Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of fetish carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. He has supernatural powers, great healing powers. Bear is a symbol deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future. Bear is the guardian of the West an is one of the animals of the Six Directions. The most powerful medicine bear is White Bear.