Native American pipes were made in a number of different ways. Most were made by natives of the midwestern plains, who attached wooden stems to catlinite (pipestone) bowls. These pipes were used in rituals and religious ceremonies, and are the origin of the standard image of a native American pipe.

Native American pipes were also made from antlers, bone, and wood. Authentic antique native American pipes are very rare, but modern native American artists have been crafting traditionally styled pipes for decades, valued for their aesthetic qualities.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Match World

Match World

This ambitious site showcases the 20,000-item Rankei Library matchbook collection, owned by the Japan Match Manufac… [read review or visit site]

First American Art

First American Art

The companion website to First American Art: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection of American Indian Art, which… [read review or visit site]

Kensitas Silk Flowers

Kensitas Silk Flowers

Don Wearmouth and his wife showcase the 230 beautiful silk designs that were distributed free with Kensitas cigaret… [read review or visit site]

Matchbox Labels

Matchbox Labels

Jane McDevitt's huge Flickr photoset of matchbox labels, primarily Eastern European, from the 1950s and 60s. These … [read review or visit site]

Truth in Advertising

Truth in Advertising

This gallery of cigarette magazine advertising from the 1940s and 50s contains no surgeon general's warning, just p… [read review or visit site]

Matchbook Museum

Matchbook Museum

James Lileks' gallery of 400 matchbooks from coffee shops, hotels, motels, bars, banks, restaurants and more. Lilek… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Antique/ancient Steatite Effigy Figural Fish Pipe Native American Indian Nr YqzMuseum Quality Presentation Pipe Tomahawk Trade Axe No Reserve!!Old Stone Indian Artifact Snake Effigy Peace Pipe Awesome Native American PieceSioux Pipe BagAwesome Stone Eagle Claw Effigy Peace Pipe Authentic Native American Indian PipeOld Stone Indian Artifact Duck Effigy Peace Pipe Rare Native American Bird PipeOld Artifact Peace Pipe Bird Pottery Ex Museum PieceRare Stone Indian Artifact Winged Trowel Platform Peace Pipe Native AmericanOld Indian Artifact Catlinite Pipestone Peace Pipe Awesome Native American PieceIndian Artifact- 3" Owl Effigy Pipe Arkansas Shell Tempered Pottery Coa  Plains Beaded Spontoon Ceremonial Pipe TomahawkS. Yanik Extra Large Signed Meerschaum Pipe Native American Chief UnsmokedHand Forged Tomahawk Craig Barr Pipe Hawk Head 3Old Indian Artifact Catlinite Pipestone Tomahawk Peace Pipe Native AmericanStone Indian Artifact Human Head Effigy Peace Pipe Rare Native American PieceKbb - Kaywoodie Eight Pipe Rack €Old Inuit Eskimo Carving Pipe , Nice Patina Lot 52: Pa. Human Effigy Pottery From Pipe Indian Artifact Old Stone Indian Artifact Fish Effigy Platform Peace Pipe Native American PieceOld Indian Artifact Stone Arched Platform Peace Pipe Nice Native American PieceOld Stone Indian Artifact Urn Or Vase Style Peace Pipe Native American Piece Extra Long Churchwarden Tobacco Pipe 14" - With Indian Spirit Feathers & BeadsHuman Facial Effigy Pipe, This Is A Beauty !! Indian Artifact No. 93Extra Long Churchwarden Tobacco Pipe 14" - With Indian Spirit Feathers & BeadsOld Stone Indian Artifact Double Ring Bowtie Tube Peace Pipe Native American28" Leather & Bead Peace Pipe Antler Bowl Western DOld Stone Indian Artifact Bear Effigy Platform Peace Pipe Native American PieceLakota Sioux Bamboo Opium Pipe 1880-1900Wood Handle Brass Tomahawk Peace Axe Hatchet Ax Smokable Wooden Tobacco PipeXxl Handcarved Indian Chief Pipe Block Meerschaum New W Fitted Case-temper RareBeautiful Antique Carved Wooden Native American Indian American Pipe Head Peace Chief Tomahawk Smoking Peace Pipe Axe Hatchet -10-Cast Iron Axe Ax Hatchet Tomahawk Tool Indian Trade With Tobacco Pipe AttachedChief Tomahawk Smoking Peace Pipe Axe Hatchet -114Navajo Indian Rug - Two Women With Pipe DreamsLarge Old Stone Indian Artifact Double Stone Incised Peace Pipe Native AmericanAntique Native American Indian Carved Wood Souvenir Tobacco Peace PipeArtifact- 5.13" Caddo Arkansas Peace Effigy Pipe Bird Harold J. Williams MuseumChief Tomahawk Smoking Peace Pipe Axe Hatchet -111Syroco Wood Indian Chief Figure Peace PipeChief Tomahawk Smoking Peace Pipe Axe Hatchet -11519" Tomahawk Axe Hatchet Hunting Knife Indian Style, Pipe Reproduction 5570 ZixBeautifully Detailed Native American Polyresin Brave With Peace Pipe.Chief Tomahawk Smoking Peace Pipe Axe Hatchet -112Indian Artifact Bird PipeChief Tomahawk Smoking Peace Pipe Axe Hatchet -11719" Tomahawk Axe Hatchet Hunting Knife Indian Style, Pipe Reproduction L-116 Zix19" Tomahawk Axe Hatchet Hunting Knife Indian Style, Pipe Reproduction L-113 Zix19" Tomahawk Axe Hatchet Hunting Knife Indian Style, Pipe Reproduction L-114 Zix19" Tomahawk Axe Hatchet Hunting Knife Indian Style, Pipe Reproduction L-112 ZixLicense Plate, Oklahoma, 1995, Drum, Baa 491, Feathers, Peace Pipe, Miracle WeedPipe Hawk Traditional Native American Ceremonial Peace Hatchet Axe ReplicaChief Tomahawk Smoking Peace Pipe Axe Hatchet -113 Chief Tomahawk Smoking Peace Pipe Axe Hatchet -116Authentic Native American Bone Hair Pipe & Leather Glass Beaded Choker NecklaceWooden Smoking Pipe 11 Inch Long With Indian Chief Decal19" Tomahawk Axe Hatchet Hunting Knife Indian Style, Pipe Reproduction L-117 Zix19" Tomahawk Axe Hatchet Hunting Knife Indian Style, Pipe Reproduction L-10 ZixNice American Indian Peace Pipe, With Display Stand, ArizonaHand Made Functional Deer Antler Peace Pipe Navajo Tiffany George Coa Hippie