You are looking at an intriguing picture of Slow Bull, a Dakota Sioux Medicine Man. It was taken in 1907 by Edward S. Curtis. The picture presents the Medicine Man standing outside his tipi gazing upward, apparently in Prayer. We have created this collection of pictures primarily to serve as an easy to access educational tool. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Image ID# 7D59DF2A
Medicine wheels, or sacred hoops, were constructed by laying stones in a particular pattern on the ground. Most medicine wheels follow the basic pattern of having a center of stone(s), and surrounding that is an outer ring of stones with "spokes", or lines of rocks radiating from the center. Some ancient types of sacred architecture were built by laying stones on the surface of the ground in particular patterns common to aboriginal peoples.