Sacred Willow

Book, 23 pages, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board

Sacred Willow was created to encourage Native American people to “keep tobacco sacred and honor your health and your nation’’. Traditions and stories are told by elders about the use of tobacco in their culture. How to make Cansasa is described as well as how it is used in ceremonies and medicinally. Traditional use of tobacco is compared to its commercial use which has caused disease and death to many Indian people. Stories from respected Elders are included.

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