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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

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

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
9.5" h
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Education Program
Gift Of Joy Smith
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.
Joy Smith