Chronicle Exhibits Indian Pipe in 1908

(07/21/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 6/2/1908.

We have on exhibition at the Chronicle office an old Indian pipe, supposed by many to have been used for ratifying peace treaties between warring savages who years ago invested our hills and valleys.  The custom was to first make peace, and then as an evidence, each diplomatic chieftain would take a draught from the pipe of peace.  This curious relic was presented to us by Mr. Will Rogers of Brooksville, who plowed it up in an old field on the home farm, where, perhaps some "Injun Brave" dropped it when he bit the dust, or was driven hurriedly before the westward march of the white men.