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Two medicine bags

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.

Copyright 2008, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource . admin. (2005, August 02). Medicine Bags. Retrieved January 07, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/Anthropology/Anthropology_of_Religion/medicine_bags_jpg.htm. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License