Marie Klement Spirit Artist
Marie Klement, Visionary Artist based in Adelaide
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Brought the first sacred Peace Pipe to the Lakota Indian Nation.
The sacred Peace Pipe was brought to the American Indians 2,000 years ago by White Buffalo Calf Woman.

As legend has it: She appeared to two warriors at that time. The warriors were out hunting buffalo when they saw a big body coming toward them. It was a pure white buffalo calf. As it came closer to them, it turned into a beautiful young Indian girl.
One of the warriors had bad thoughts in his mind and when he stepped forward toward the Indian girl, a black cloud came over his body. Suddenly this warrior was left with no flesh or blood on his bones. The other warrior kneeled and began to pray.

When he prayed, the Indian girl told him to go back to his people and tell them in four days she was going to bring a sacred bundle. The warrior did as he was told. He went back to his people and gathered all the Elders and the people in a circle and told them what she had instructed him to do. Sure enough, on the fourth day she came.

Marie Klement Artist White Buffalo Calf Woman

They say a cloud came down from the sky, and off the cloud stepped a white buffalo calf. As it rolled onto the earth, the calf stood up and became this beautiful young woman who was carrying the sacred bundle in her hand. As she entered the circle of the nation, she sang a sacred song and took the sacred bundle to the people who were to take care of it. She spent four days among the Lakota people and taught them about the sacred bundle and the meaning of it.

When she was finished with her teaching, she left the way she came. As she was leaving, she told the people that she would return one day for the sacred bundle. This sacred bundle is known as the White Buffalo Calf Pipe because it was brought by the White Buffalo Calf Woman. It is kept in a sacred place on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in south Dakota. White Buffalo Calf Woman also made some prophecies at that time.

One of those prophecies was that the birth of a white buffalo calf would be a sign it would be near the time when she would return again to purify the world. What she meant was, she would bring back harmony, peace and balance spiritually.



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