|Ceremonial Bow with Arrows|
Wood bow, deer skin, glass beads, brass beads, brass cones, and turkey feathers. Perhaps after a great hunt or a successful war party a warrior may "retire" his bow and a couple of arrows to ceremonial status, symbolizing his success.
|Turtle Shell Medicine Bag|
The Turtle (Keya) in Sioux culture is the guardian of life and patron of healing. The turtle is wise - hears many things and does not tell anything. Mothers often placed an image of Keya on the navel of their babies. Keya symbolized long life, dedication and fertility. Turtle shell, deer skin, glass beads, and feathers. Medicine bags held items that were thought to give mystical powers to the owner.
Metal arrow head, Deer skin, Rattle Snake, glass beads, brass tacks, beads, cones, horse hair, feathers and fur. The Spirit Chaser was used by medicine men to ward off evil spirits, heal the sick and wounded.
Deer skin and glass beads. Each individual carried a medicine bag with their own form of special medicine for protection, long life, or spiritual awareness. Beaded rosette designs will vary.
|Prayer Fan (A)|
|Prayer Fan (B)|
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