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medicine lodge

  1. a structure used for various ceremonials of North American Indians.
  2. (initial capital letters) the most important religious society among the central Algonquian tribes of North America.
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Origin of medicine lodge

First recorded in 1800–10
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Historical Examples of medicine lodge

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for medicine lodge

medicine lodge

  1. a wooden structure used for magical and religious ceremonies among certain North American Indian peoples
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