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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Native American - Plains ➔ Sage And Cedar Smudge Sticks With Turkey Feather, 2 Bundles

Identifier:
E2002.19.1
Description:
Two cylindrical bundles of mostly western Artemesia (sage) with some small-leaved western cedar mixed in. One is wrapped in blue string, the other with red. Turkey primary wing feather.;Used by Michigan Native Americans to purify people, objects, and places, and to carry prayers with the smoke when burned.;Purchased new
Date:
2001
Dimensions:
9.5" h
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Source:
Gift Of Joy Smith
Exhibit/Program
Discovery Kit: Anishinabek Culture (October 25 2019)
Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.
Maker/Donor
Joy Smith