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AMERICAN INDIAN MEDICINE POUCH

The medicine man, or healer of a tribe, carried a medicine bag that contained many different items including herbs for healing.  The bag itself was thought to have special supernatural powers.  In many tribes, besides the medicine man, every male … Continue reading

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PLAINS INDIAN PARFLECHE

When the plains Indians were moving from place to place, they carried their clothing, valuables, tools, etc. in a parfleche, which was made from dried buffalo hide and decorated with brightly colored geometric designs.  The parfleche was used by the … Continue reading

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