Native American gifting tobacco to an elder?

First thing to remember about our tobacco, it was, it is, and should always be, herbs (Kinnick Kinnick) not a chemical treated cigarettes!

While offering a cigarette, please remember, it is an insult to a Traditional if that person is a Non Smoker!

A person handing this herb will usually have it wrapped in something for a convenience to the elder, not always but, if it is wrapped, red would be the preferred color of the wrap.

Also, by using your left hand to his/her left hand, shows true respect and knowledge to the elder.

Have you seen the movie Avatar?

The new leader (Tsu’Tey) placed his left hand on the, Touk Makto, (Jake Sully’s) left shoulder and said, ( I will fly with you) someone did their homework on Native Americans for this will played movie.

Each time a native uses a traditional way an elder sheds a tear of joy.