Somewhat different issues arose in regard to a medicine bundle
requested for repatriation by a Plains Aboriginal group in the late 1990s.
Petiquay, now 61 years old and 20 years sober, offered a copy of his poem and an aboriginal medicine bundle
of cedar, sweet grass and tobacco.
For his people, the journey from the mountains and forests to the northern plains with their medicine bundle
and stories intact is epic.
According to Hammerschlag (2001), "Erickson had Indian blood, possessed a medicine bundle
, and was very proud of his Indianness." The medicine bundle
was the kind that some Indian healers carry as a powerful healing tool, and it contained a gazing crystal.
; Indian sacred performance and American literature, 1824-1932.
"There were some very special medicines that cannot be revealed and traditionally, the sacred contents of a Medicine Bundle
or Bag are for no ones eyes or ears except for the owner of the bag.
This is a tradition that has been traced by scholars such as Robert Farris Thompson from the streets of northern cities to the homes and yards of the Deep South, and further back to the African tradition of the nkisi, or medicine bundle
She said, "We need to pick up the rest of our medicine bundle
. My suggestion is to turn off the TV and computer.
In addition to practicing family medicine in Winnipeg, he writes the syndicated medical column The Medicine Bundle
, hosts Medicine Chest on APTN, works as a lecturer and instructor at the University of Manitoba and works to provide supports to Aboriginal medical students.
"I have gathered here my own medicine bundle
, tokens made of words instead of bark or bone, to honor the powers in nature, in culture, in community, in my depths and in yours, that nourish and heal," he writes.
Talking God held out his medicine bundle
of sacred buckskin, offering it to me.
His traditional grandmother wanted him to take her grandfather's ancient war medicine bundle
with him when he went off to law school years ago, but he left it behind.