The Medicine Tree

According to various sources the Blackfoot considered the unique Cottonwood tree to be a sign of prosperity with healing powers from the spirits. They often left offerings of food, tobacco and arrowheads beneath its branches as offerings to the spirits for good medicine and blessings on the land. It has also been said that the tree was believed to have spiritual and healing powers and was a favourite First Nations camping place.

Artist: Brent Laycock, 1990

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Location: 335 Macleod Trail SW High River, AB T1V 1A1 Get Directions