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The Mide'wiwin or ''Grand Medicine Society'' of the Ojibwa

Seventh Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1885-1886

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Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,155 / 256 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.5
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 299
Added to site: 2006.09.26
mnybks.net#: 14725
Genre: History

Government Printing Office, Washington, 1891, pages 143-300

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and some large Trouts for the Company, who are thus regal’d at once with Diversion and Good Cheer.

When the Quack comes to visit the Patient, he examines him very carefully; If the Evil Spirit be here, says he, we shall quickly dislodge him. This said, he withdraws by himself to a little Tent made on purpose, where he dances, and sings houling like an Owl; (which gives the Jesuits Occasion to say, That the Devil converses with ’em.) After he has made an end of this Quack Jargon, he comes and rubs the Patient in some part of his Body, and pulling some little Bones out of his Mouth, acquaints the Patient, That these very Bones came out of his Body; that he ought to pluck up a good heart, in regard that his Distemper is but a Trifle; and in fine, that in order to accelerate the Cure, ’t will be convenient to send his own and his Relations Slaves to shoot Elks, Deer, &c., to the end they may all eat of that sort

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