Women from the Wichita Nation pecked out these sacred holes in a limestone boulder hundreds of years ago, anthropologist Donald Blakeslee says. They’d use a stone hammer, peck out a hole, fill the hole with water — then drink the water, saying a prayer for a successful pregnancy.
Women from the Wichita Nation pecked out these sacred holes in a limestone boulder hundreds of years ago, anthropologist Donald Blakeslee says. They’d use a stone hammer, peck out a hole, fill the hole with water — then drink the water, saying a prayer for a successful pregnancy. Roy Wenzl The Wichita Eagle
Women from the Wichita Nation pecked out these sacred holes in a limestone boulder hundreds of years ago, anthropologist Donald Blakeslee says. They’d use a stone hammer, peck out a hole, fill the hole with water — then drink the water, saying a prayer for a successful pregnancy. Roy Wenzl The Wichita Eagle

A sacred shrine discovered, rooted in Wichita mythology

April 17, 2017 12:30 PM

UPDATED April 17, 2017 02:07 PM

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