sweat lodge(redirected from Sweatlodge)
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A Native American permutation of sauna, consisting of a dome-shaped hut made from bent willow branches covered by animal skins; hot rocks are placed inside on which water is poured, dramatically increasing the humidity. Once finished, the participants may jump into ice water, roll in the snow or rub sage on themselves to complete the experience.
Among the indigenous peoples of North America, a tent or hut, traditionally made of arched poles covered in animal hide, used to enclose a steam or vapor bath for healing purposes.Synonym: medicine lodge
n a particular type of sweat bath traditionally used by various Native American peoples for purposes of purification, integration, and spiritual vision quest. Also called