of Age Ceremony (Women): A woman's coming of age
was the day the tribe officially recognized that she was no longer a
girl - she was a woman.
As part of the ceremony, the medicine man
conducted a "sing".
Once the sing was concluded, the girl
ran to the east. She was escorted by a group of young men who made a
terrible racket to keep evil spirits away.
Everyone gathered for a
feast presented by her family. The main dish at the feast was a huge
of Age Ceremony (Men): The authors of this
article have no knowledge of this ceremony other than the fact that
there was a ceremony. If you know and are willing to share your
knowledge, we would love to hear from you.
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