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A vessel of water is placed on the ground in the tipi. The person performing the ceremony standing on the west side of it strews pollen and L'ectcîc toward the dish of water. Both of these powders are also placed on the crown of the baby's head. Water is rubbed on the baby's feet and

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hands and then it is given a complete bath and its face washed also. The child's face is painted red as is also the string with which it is tied and its blanket. The baby is then wrapped in the blanket which is held in place by the string wound around it. This is the way they do.


269:1 See p. 221, f. n.

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