Native American Herbs: Love Medicine

The Native American herb Wah'pe was'temna (also known as Sweet Leaf) is recognized as a powerful love medicine by many Plains Indian tribes - it was (and still is) used to inspire love and was a favor…
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Native American Myths & Legends: Love

Long ago, the Plains Indians observed the bull elk as a courageous and magnificent figure - he had a large harem, he was willing to fight to the death to protect his mates, and his cows loved him…and…
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Quillwork: A Vanishing Native American Art

Specializing in the nearly forgotten art of quillwork, Native American artist Tim Lammers is preserving his Lakota heritage with each and every piece he creates.Using the traditional techniques of his…
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Native American Music: Round Dance

Characterized by energized English lyrics and the unmistakable cadence of the drum, the rhythms of Round Dance fill the room with laughter, friendship, togetherness, and goodwill.The spontaneous, infe…
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Native American Herb: Red Willow Bark

Known as "Cansasa" to the Lakota, Red Willow Bark is a spiritually important herb within the Native American culture. It is often used during times of ceremony to show respect or give spiritual protec…
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Native American Art: Winter Counts

A Winter Count is the Native American tradition of visually archiving their tribal history and culture...a few have even documented significant natural occurrences.The Lakota are revered for their Win…
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Native American History: Ghost Dance

A mysterious and often misunderstood Native American ritual, the Ghost Dance once inspired fear among white Americans during the late 19th century.…but, this ominous spirit dance actually began as a n…
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