medicine man


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medicine man

n.
1. A male shaman or shamanistic healer, especially among Native American peoples.
2. A hawker of nostrums among the audience in a medicine show.
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DOCTOR, DOCTOR: JMU students in rehearsal for Medicine Man
The Medicine Man was then bound tightly, both hand and foot, with raw-hide ropes, and was tossed naked right on to the pointed stakes in the small tent, the flaps of the tent being quickly drawn down, hiding the man from sight.
These four people--McPherson, Benally, John Holiday, and Marilyn Holiday--put together a fascinating life story of a Navajo medicine man.
In his discussion of green-themed movies, Benjamin Chadwick omitted four excellent choices: The Emerald Forest, Gorillas in the Mist, The Burning Season and Medicine Man.
It took the quick intervention of our school principal to save my friend from further humiliation at the hand of the traditional medicine man.
and a member of the Navajo nation, explained that a medicine man could help the patient prepare mentally and spiritually to undergo surgery and fight the disease.
and a member of the Navajo nation, said that she recommended seeing a medicine man so that he could help the patient better prepare mentally and spiritually to undergo surgery and to fight the disease.
But the most common complaint from personnel of the First Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Wales on Exercise Medicine Man is being thousands of miles from family and friends for such a long time.
The outcome, however, was no surprise to Longwalker, a full-blooded Mdewakontonwan Dakotah (Sioux) medicine man, who had been chosen by his fellow Native American chiefs to lead the peaceful protest march.
Tuhulhutsut, a Nez Perce medicine man accompanying Joseph to the parley, seconded Joseph's point: "What person pretended to divide the land, and put me on it?

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