Image courtesy of Prof. Richley Crapo
Many North American Indians carry medicine bags as a spiritual benefit. "Medicine" here is the common English word that refers to the idea of things that are sacred or endowed with spiritual power. The bags contain a variety of sacred objects that the owner has selected based on their personal spiritual significance.
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