medicine man


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medicine man

n.
1. A male shaman or shamanistic healer, especially among Native American peoples.
2. A hawker of nostrums among the audience in a medicine show.

medicine man

n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) (among certain peoples, esp North American Indians) a person believed to have supernatural powers of healing; a magician or sorcerer

med′icine man`


n.
a person believed to possess magical powers, esp. among North American Indians; shaman.
[1795–1805]

medicine man

Also called a shaman, this is someone with magic powers resulting from contact with the supernatural. Common in the religion of the Inuits, Maoris, Mongolians, Polynesians and Native Americans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.medicine man - a Native American shamanmedicine man - a Native American shaman    
rainmaker - American Indian medicine man who attempt to make it rain
priest-doctor, shaman - in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination
Translations

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References in classic literature ?
Likewise is there a white man's medicine man, what you call missionary.
All right, you Haeckelites, I may reason like a medicine man, but, pray, how do you reason?
Ngurn, whom Bassett was to know afterward as the devil-devil doctor, priest, or medicine man of the village, had wanted his head.
The little communities, still haunted by ten thousand memories of a greater state, gathered and developed almost tacitly a customary law and fell under the guidance of a medicine man or a priest.
Synopsis: "Spirit Land The Peyote Diaries of Charles Langley: Against Witchcraft and Evil Ones" is the true story of Charles Langley, an Englishman from London, who became apprentice to a powerful Navajo Indian medicine man in the remote desert of the American Southwest.
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As well as chronicling the history of the conflict between the Lakota and the wasichu (nonnatives), Black Elk delves deep into its namesake's spirituality, exploring the life-changing near-death experience vision that set him on the healer's path at age nine, his subsequent initiation as a medicine man, and his eventual conversion to Catholicism.
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Haunted by visions of an Ojibwe medicine man who had been murdered in the same place a century earlier, Hansen investigates the crime and is deeply troubled as evidence seems to be pointing at his own brother, Andy.

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