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Alan Monroe - Lakota
Pipestone Buffalo Pendant

HK Item #NP694

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Authentic Native American Pipestone Pendant by Lakota artist Alan Monroe

The dime coin in the photo above show the scale of the pendants.

The pendant has a hole for hanging. The photos below shows how similar pendants can be worn with a round omega, a leather cord or a chain (not included).

Authentic Native American Pipestone Pendant by Lakota artist Alan Monroe

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Authentic Native American Pipestone Pendant by Lakota artist Alan Monroe

Pipestone pendant worn on a round omega.

Alan Monroe - Lakota
Pipestone Buffalo Pendant

NP694 - $25 plus s/h

2 1/4" tall  


Paula says - "This pendant is made of solid sacred pipestone (catlinite) by fifth generation Lakota pipe maker Alan Monroe (read about Alan). The pipestone was quarried from Alan's claim at Pipestone National Monument in Pipestone Minnesota. The stone has been hand cut, shaped, then buffed and polished to a high gloss with beeswax. The pendant has been hand etched by Alan with the image of a buffalo under a blazing South Dakota sun."


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About Pipestone

Pipestone, also known as catlinite, 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. It is easy to carve because of its lack of quartz. Read about stones

The quarries located at Pipestone National Monument are considered sacred to many Native American people. Read more about Sacred Red Pipestone from Minnesota.

About the Horse Spirit

The Horse Spirit inspires our dreams, awakens passion, carries us far and fast, and brings us close to our instinctual and authentic nature. Horse enables us to move beyond our limitations and run freely. Spirit or Medicine Horses were and are extremely helpful in guidance, healing, protection and ceremony. Horse represents wisdom, physical power and unearthly power. Horse enables healers to travel in Spirit energy, using Horse to help guide them to the answer. Horses are symbols that can express our magical side. Horses are also known as symbols of freedom and independence.

Alan Monroe was born in Hot Springs , South Dakota and is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. He graduated from Hot Springs High School and studied business and art in Nebraska, Tennessee, and South Dakota. Alan creates his Northern Plains artwork from hides, stone, leather, and wood. He learned the basics of quill working, weaponry, sculpting and pipe making from traditional and contemporary artisans in his family circle. He is a fifth generation master pipe maker. In his sculptures, Monroe works with a variety of materials such as pipestone, bone, wood and alabaster. He creates small objects like fetishes to large pieces than can weigh hundreds of pounds. Monroe's work can be seen in many galleries and museums across the country and he has won many awards. About Lakota Sioux

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