- a structure used for various ceremonials of North American Indians.
- (initial capital letters) the most important religious society among the central Algonquian tribes of North America.
Origin of medicine lodge
First recorded in 1800–10
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The demand is never refused; and loaded with edged tools of various kinds, he returns to the medicine-lodge.Curiosities of Superstition
W. H. Davenport Adams
The fight occurred in Kansas, north of the head of Medicine-lodge creek.
- a wooden structure used for magical and religious ceremonies among certain North American Indian peoples
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