Waters to present  American Indian pipe carving program 

Local artist Don Waters will present a program on American Indian pipe carving at Ray County Historical Society’s quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 12. The meeting will be at the Ray County Museum in Richmond.

Waters will demonstrate how the American Indian “Chanunpa” (peace pipe) is formed, with samples in various stages of completion. The Chanunpa was and will always remain the key to American Indians’ prayers and ceremonies, he said.

There will also be an introduction to the Native American flute, its sound, and Waters will share the story behind the flutes creation and its purpose.

There will be  a carry-in dinner at 6 p.m. and the  program will begin around 6:30 p.m.

Those attending the meeting are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert.

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