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peace pipe

noun
1.
Origin of peace pipe
1770-1780
1770-80
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  • Ahnemekee being a great chief in his nation, he shall take his place beside his brother the Piegan, and smoke the peace pipe.

    The Red River Half-Breed Gustave Aimard
  • The Winnebago brave stood before the fire holding the peace pipe.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Solemnly the peace pipe had been puffed and solemnly the peace powwow held.

  • An embassy from the Paspaheghs had come with presents, and the peace pipe had been smoked.

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
  • The sacred pipe is a peace pipe, and is used instead of a flag of truce.

  • The Apaches did not smoke the peace pipe, unless it was proposed by some other Indians.

  • The Iroquois next took out his peace pipe and pouch of tobacco.

    The Story of Tonty Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • When the Indians first came to the house, they used to smoke the peace pipe with us, but later, they never did.

British Dictionary definitions for peace pipe

peace pipe

noun
1.
a long decorated pipe smoked by North American Indians on ceremonial occasions, esp as a token of peace Also called calumet, pipe of peace
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