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TCHA ID Number2-35(1)
TCHA Alternative ID Number1-54(10)
Purdue ID NumberGWb2f35i1
TitleIndian medicine man
CreatorWinter, George, 1810-1876
Description"Indian medicine man" (title from verso of first page) AMs, 4 p. (handwritten; on paper with embossed seal reading "L.L.B. & Co.")
Description ContinuedDescription of a curing ceremony performed at Potawatami Mills upon M-jo'quis' wife, who had some disease of the head. The medicine man made a cut on her head and then pretended to suck out some small bones which were supposedly the cause of her illness. Other medicine men go into trances to obtain news of absent tribe members. In the Cass manuscripts of 1723, there is a description (quoted) of various tricks practiced by medicine men. Similar tricks are used by contemporary circus performers. The use of the term "medicine" to refer to spiritual activities comes from the French. The Indians have no indiginous greeting; they have adopted the phrase "Bonjour nic." List of several Sioux words.
Indians of North America--Health & welfare
Sioux Nation
RepositoryTippecanoe County Historical Association
RightsImages in the George Winter Collection should not be used without written permission from the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. To obtain reproduction rights and prices, contact the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, http://www.tcha.mus.in.us
Extent of Original4 p. ; 25 cm.
CollectionGeorge Winter Collection
Date Digitized7/20/2006
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Resolution300 ppi
Color Depth24 bit
Color ManagementMonaco EZcolor using an IT8 target
URI ark:/34231/c6s46pvr