The use of a specific medicine wheel
to which one's life needs to be ordered may sound similar to tying problem solving to the four points of a Catholic cross.
The number four is an essential part of the medicine wheel
The model uses the Eastern Cherokee, Ottawa, and Ojibwa medicine wheels
(Coggins, 1990; Garrett 1990) to organize the four major themes that emerge from the life histories of the six women.
At one popular site, rangers dismantle medicine wheels
at the rate of 20 a week.
Robinson of the Universityof South Florida in Tampa went back to a medicine wheel
"I teach archaeology field schools in that area, so I'm friends with the district archaeologist for the Bureau of Land Management over there, and he's the one who first came across these medicine wheels
and recognized what they are," O'Grady said.
During this time, he had a vision that he was at an ancient Medicine Wheel
, and around it he saw all manner of animals.
For example, the author provides what is currently known about medicine wheels
. These have been described, she says, as "death lodges, astronomical observatories, summer solstice calendars, boundary markers, and navigational aids." Yet no one know for sure.
Versatile projects make stepping stones, panels medicine wheels
and lamp sconces.
* Explore thousands of years of prehistory, from an ancient bison kill site to a northern fishing camp to medicine wheels
and a spectacular sun-dance ceremony, at the Provincial Museum of Alberta in Edmonton.
During filming, the Eh-Cho Dene woman, born in Fort Nelson, B.C., was introduced to the power of herbs, songs, dreams, ceremonies and medicine wheels
for healing--alternatives that can work alongside conventional medicine.
"First Nations people have always used circles in their medicine wheels
, sundance lodges, powwow arbors, fire pits, sweat lodges, tipis, pottery-making, basket-weaving and round dancing.