The American Indian and the buffalo coexisted in a rare balance between nature and man. The American Indian developed a close, spiritual relationship with the buffalo. The sacred buffalo became an integral part of the religion of the Plains Indian.Furthermore, the diet of primarily buffalo created a unique physiological relationship. The adage "You are what you eat" was never more applicable than in the symbiotic relationship between the buffalo and the Plains Indian. The Plains Indian culture was intrinsic with the buffalo culture. The two cultures could not be separated without mutual devastation.
Many of our Indian ancestors' visions included prophesies about the future of the buffalo and Indian. Red Cloud in his last public address to the Oglala people said, We told them that the supernatural powers, Taku Wakan, had given to the Lakota the buffalo for food and clothing. We told them that where the buffalo ranged, that was our country.We told them the country of the buffalo was the country of the Lakota We told them that the buffalo must have their country and the Lakota must have the buffalo (1903). For sale is an old original forged head Plains Indian Oglala Sioux peace pipe tomahawk. Circa 1850, a very early example and its in really fine shape for its age. The forged iron head has a beautifully made long bowl, beautiful style. The cutout in the head is the depiction of a buffalo, the sacred buffalo. The rare "diamond" shaped haft is ash wood and is well covered with old hot file branding marks, diagonal pattern is seldom seen. Good surface patina on all areas.
This an excellent early tomahawk with several rare attributes, it doesn't get much better than this when talking about a Plains tomahawk. The haft is about 24 inches long and the head is 10 inches long. This one won't last long at this price!
The item "Antique Plains Indian Pipe Tomahawk Forged Head Sacred Buffalo Ash Haft 1850" is in sale since Tuesday, November 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American".
The seller is "furtradebeads" and is located in Albany, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.