Friends of Red Lodge-Individual Cards-Medicine Man

Friends of Red Lodge-Individual Cards-Medicine Man


# 375 Medicine Man


A medicine man or medicine woman is a traditional healer and spiritual leader who serves a community of Indigenous people. Individual cultures have their own names, in their respective Indigenous languages, for the spiritual healers and ceremonial leaders in their particular cultures. Medicine men today are  frequently called upon by traditional thinking Native Americans. The medicine man helps provide them with interpretation of illness and is sanctioned to conduct ceremonies required for strength, renewal and protection.

Western medicine and traditional medicines are frequently used in Native American homes. Over 60% of western medicines are derived from traditional Native American apothecary knowledge—using indigenous plants for wellness and balance, continues today in many Native American homes.

Artist:  Parsi
Tribe: Unknown
Medium:  Acrylic on plywood
Year Created:  2014
Created at:  Donated by Snake River Correctional Institution, Native Circle


Friends of Red Lodge, Native American Prison Art Collection. Native People Series © Copyright R.L.T.S.


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All cards are printed on high quality card stock and are easy to write on. These cards make great gifts for family or friends. All card sizes are 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Each card has a description on the back referencing the artist, the art or both.

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