It seems, however, that warriors took the cutting because of a vow, similar to that of the medicine woman.
A medicine woman tells you: the words of White Bear are good medicine.
After a time, however, these were transferred to a medicine woman and were thus separated from the beaver bundle.
While the medicine woman fasts and keeps to her tipi, the others do not.
According to some informants, the medicine woman may make hooking motions at the pole, to symbolize the mythical Elk-woman.
She directs the medicine woman and the singing of the other women.
In the forenoon, the ceremony connected with the opening of the natoas bundle begins in the medicine woman's tipi.
The medicine woman is on the north side with the bundle before her.
He is then led up to the hides near the front of the medicine woman's shelter.
After the ceremony the procession returns to the medicine woman's tipi.