This award is from High Density Computing. Pidamiya Koda for this great award.
May 30, 2000
'I received your newsletter and logged on last night to discover both the tour and the pipe-making workshop! I can't come! I cried a lot!! Anyway, by this morning I'd got over weeping and resolved to come some time next year. You will hold another workshop on pipe-making won't you Chuck? There is nothing I want to do more than to sit by your side and make a pipe.' - TJ, South Africa. Feb 2003.
been cutting my catlinite pipestone with handsaws,
coping saws and I've even tried with a 2 speed jigsaw.
I keep destroying the saw blades rather quickly. What
type of blade can you suggest that will make a good
cut without losing the teeth off of it so fast? -
(needless to say we told this gentleman that the stone he had wasn't the real Catlinite, but this is typical of calls and letters we used to get back in the early 90's before we started putting the information out about the 'False' stone. )
We took a trip and visited you all last winter, We have all been thinking about you all a lot and just wanted you to know how much visiting you has meant to us, we came in with the Raven with a bad wing she now is flying, thanks for the information you gave us on the Raptor Center, we wish you all well, and if we can ever help ya out let us know, with all our hearts. - The ODDer clan, November, 2002
This is one site I will return to often. The information in your text is more detailed than I have found anywhere else. GREAT JOB! Again, Beautiful site. I would be very thankful for any and all help concering the sun dancers. - John, August 1999
The Little Feather Center is an excellent way to promote not only the beauty of the Native American heritage and culture but keeps us informed on current issues affecting Indian country. - Arthur, South Dakota, August 2002
I just checked in on your website. I am sorry to read about Chuck's illness, but glad to see that he is recovering I am hoping to swing by there on the way back home from Sundance on Pine Ridge in August. The main reason for writing this is to ket you know that you are both (and the Center) in our prayers and thoughts. Pilamayalo! - David T, Ohio. June 2009
Will you send me more information, how to get genuine pipestone. I do see "pipe stone" for sale on the web, large pieces. One was 29 pounds, cut off a much larger piece. I question its authenticity. - Alice M August 2002
B Z,13, and I live in NJ. is my first time on
your web site and I'll keep coming back, because it
has a lot of details and information. What actually
inspired me to look into the culture, was the movie
with Kevin Costner, "Dances With Wolves".
Very well designed website !! Besides being very informative, user friendly. - Phill 2002
Hi writing to you from Nottingham, UK. Found your wonderful site while searching for genuine pipestone, I am very impressed and it's good to know your authenticity and how genuine you are compared to some (not all) other native american sites. Carl, 2003
spent a lot of time reading your webpage tonight and thank you for
the reverence and care with which you bring your story and tradition
to others. I also thank you for the respect you showed me when I came
to you and for the gift of the new pipe stem.
you for replying to my email even though I didn't get my stone from
you.... I wish I had, for I am sure now it is not Catlinite.
O.S. gave me your site, I think it one of the most attractive on the web!
After years of always wanting to visit Pipestone I finally made the drive last July. It seems that I did not see the best part though. I seemed to miss entirely your great looking museum. Judging by your website it would be well worth another trip. - 2002
I have gained a wealth of knowledge on your web site and feel again the pull of the Great Spirit directing me to your site for knowledge and understanding. - Jim, October 2001
I am in need of a piece of pipestone,
collected the proper way for a
special pipe I must make. I prefer
to make this purchase from you
over anyone else that sells the
sacred stone. Thank you so very
much for having the center where
many may learn and experience
the pipe and all it means. Wado,
Just a note to announce that the pipestone looks happy and healthy after the beeswax and buffing treatment you prescribed. Thank you for your enduring guidance and quick action. Sincerely, - Mark. November 2002
name is W S and I have been planning
a trip to come see you for some
time..... So, with absolute respect
and sincerity to the both of you,
I would like to know when and
where I could meet with you I
would love to just drive up there
Your web master did a great job. The pages are informative and interesting and researched.- TP, August 21, 1999
I'm back at work and wanted to thank you again for welcoming me with open arms when I stopped in at the center with my new pipe. It is so special that I not only got to meet you and your partner but that your dad made the pipe. - Susan WI, August 1999
would like to congratulate you
on one of the finest websites
I have ever visited. Not only
for it being extremely well put
together but also for it's content
and accuracy. - Steve
Feb 7th, 2002
I found your excellent web page and have been searching for catlinite that is qurried in the old way, by natives from pipestone MN. As you showed on your site, there are alot of tricksters out there that dont care, they just want money. - Jeff P Sept 2009
your website I am sure that you have the true stone.
I applaud your efforts in maintaining your heritage!
Now I do not know if some of my other pieces are the
true stone. - Carl August, 2005
From Friends members:
I was introduced to Chuck at Native American Educational Trust, England, open day by J K. Thanks for newsletter. - Sharon, Fife Scotland, May 2002.
'Chuck helped me to locate the exact quarry that my first Cannupa came from......I was able to do a wonderful small ceremony there and to add MY OWN flesh and blood to that of my ancestors.' Michael, MO. Feb 2003
I first learned about the Little Feather Center well over 2 years ago now I guess. I enjoy visiting via Internet and seeing all that goes on there. That is one reason I sincerely hope to be able to visit in person. - Esther, California - April 2003
I hope to someday soon visit the Center in person. But for now, the internet will have to do. Thank you for this chance (the newsletter) to connect with people of like minds! Meegwetch. - Christine, Canada, May 2002
I did enjoy the newsletter a lot! It wasn't anything like I had expected...it was better! hehe! Nice to hear from you and I'm happy I get to read your newsletters! - Sheena IN May 2002
I really love this web site and after doing an exhaustive search, it was worth the wait! - SW, CO. May 2002
Thanks for a very pleasant tour through your site. - DP NM, June 2002
I think you have a great site. I've been all over it. Everything is interesting and well done. Keep up the good work. - J.C. LeC KY, July 2002
Since originally writing to you, I discovered an incredible web site that I absolutely love. The pipe instructions and pictures, the finished pipes, the honorable way it was written... After getting this email from you I realized that it is your web site. Wow! Thank you for putting that gift out there. - Blue Water, August 2003
we have a link to our webrings here, but the Rings
of today are nothing like those of the past ten years,
they are now all full of advertising and porno and
so we will not be linking to them anymore. Sorry if
you like looking thru them but we do not want the
negativity of some of them coming onto our site. If
you came here from a Ring site hit the back button
to see if you can return to the same place you started.
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