LAST ISSUE’S OBJECT: Ojibway prayer stick
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.