Welcome to the Waponahki Museum & Resource Center website. Our new home is located at 59 Passamaquoddy Road at the Passamaquoddy Indian Reservation at Pleasant Point (Sipayik), Perry, Maine. Our Welcome, Greeting and Peace Pipe Ceremony, featured here, is our sincere welcome to all who visit and would like to know more about the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Sipayik.
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Welcome, Greeting and Peace Pipe ceremony are a blended dance. The traditional way of greeting and welcoming visiting Chiefs and their tribal members was done in a ceremony. This was received as a sign of respect. They would greet each other accordingly and share the pipe of peace to maintain a good relationship or to resolve their differences if there was a problem between the two tribes. After the welcome, greeting and smoking of the pipe, all would dance and feast until their return to their own tribal territory.