Steinmetz served as a Catholic priest among the Oglala Lakota in South Dakota from 1961 to 1981. During that time, at the funeral of Rex Long Visitor in 1965, Steinmetz prayed with the Sacred Pipe as an image of Christ. This prayer was the beginning of a 30 year journey of intellectual discovery as he discovered the true meaning of the Sacred Pipe.
- Contributor: Paul B. Steinmetz, S.J.
- Imprint: Syracuse University Press
- ISBN13: 9780815605447
- Number of Pages: 232
- Packaged Dimensions: 140x203x22mm
- Packaged Weight: 369
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Syracuse University Press
- Release Date: 1998-11-30
- Binding: Hardback