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This is the first study that includes an adequate description of the stone pipes of the Cherokee peoples in nineteenth century North Carolina. The stone pipe is called a ganc nawa and is the only form recognized by some older Cherokee informants a traditional form. The pipes are made of green or grey steatite or of grey-black shale and sometimes of soapstone. The study includes photographs of stone pipes, the locations where they were made, descriptions of the pipes, and information gathered from interviews with Cherokee informants.