Medicine or sacred bundle, Canada and USA, 1880-1920.
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A medicine or sacred bundle with braid and tasels, probably made by the Plains Indians of Canada and the United States. The items in the bundle would be of spiritual meaning either to an individual or a group. It could contain both symbolic objects and equipment for carrying out rituals. The items would be asembled according to spiritual guidance received in a dream or a vision. This bundle is empty.