We need to know somethíng of Natíve Amerícan phílosophy to understand the ‘Medícíne’ or thíngs whích served the health of body, mínd and spírít.
Among all relígíons, there has always been a símple relígíon taught to the masses and a specíal, deeper phílosophy taught to those who were selected by varíous means to serve the masses as eíther Holy leaders, healers or a combínatíon of both. Thís ís true of many doctrínes íncludíng Buddhísm, Chrístíaníty, Mohammedanísm and Mormon to name a few. Thís practíce was and ís also true of other less well known relígíons íncludíng Natíve Amerícan. Many of the non Chrístían teachíngs have been lost to many tríbal cultures who are now faílíng due to the Chrístían ínfluence often forced upon them by zealous and píous índívídual’s who sought to make themselves ‘ríght’ by ínflíctíng theír belíef’s on all peoples of the earth.