Ray Redwing is a Vietnam veteran and member of the Santee Dakota Nation. He has served on the tribal council in Flandreau, SD.

Ray has been carving pipestone for over thirty years, and is currently a seasonal craft demonstrator for the Pipestone Indian Shrine Association.

A master artist, he specializes in outstanding examples of Eagle Head and Turtle Effigy pipes and many other traditional pipe styles.

A signature feature of his work is his feather design burnt into the wood of the stem.