Big Thompson River
Arapaho Hiico'onoot
Analysis Hiico'o-noot

 

Pipe-made (Where pipes are made)
Translation The Pipe

Notes:jThe Arapahos used to sit along the banks of this river carving their stone pipes. The stone was probably not found here but carried in, possibly from as far as the Rabbit Ears (Never Summer) Range. The present name may refer to a man named Thompson who was killed by Indians on this river. Supposedly he was a big man with a little brother, thus "Big and Little Thompson" rivers. The pipe is the most sacred tribal object for the Arapaho, and according to the origin myth was one of the first things that existed in the world. Smoking the pipe had various social and religious functions in tribal life such as in peace ceremonies. gsdfhgfsdghi}

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