LAST IS­SUE’S OB­JECT: Ojib­way prayer stick

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Prayer sticks have long been used by some In­dige­nous groups in North Amer­ica dur­ing spir­i­tual cer­e­monies. The one shown here was carved from antler and found near Man­i­toba’s Fork River some­time be­fore . Norm Wil­liamson, a his­to­rian from Man­i­toba, be­lieves that Ten­skwatawa, the Shawnee re­li­gious leader and younger brother of the renowned chief Te­cum­seh, gave this stick to his mes­sen­gers af­ter the War of ‚ to help mo­bi­lize First Na­tions in their „ght against the An­glo-amer­i­can em­pire that was rapidly tak­ing shape on the con­ti­nent. With files from the Fort Dauphin Mu­seum. Learn more about this ar­ti­fact and oth­ers by vis­it­ing fort­dauphin­mu­seum.word­press.com.

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