Lakota Amulet

Published on January 14, 2013 by Amy

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Amulet
Amulet

In the Lakota tradition … Plains Indian mothers took special care of their newborn baby’s umbilical card. When the cord fell off, the mother sewed it into a small buckskin bag, often shaped like a lizard or turtle, but sometimes plain.

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This bag was attached to the baby’s cradle as its first toy, later, it was worn around the child’s neck or tied to his clothing. It was kept for a lifetime as a charm to ensure long life, because the cord represented a link between the child’s existence before birth and his life after birth.

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