Posted by Marcia on August 11, 1998 at 14:00:53:
In Reply to: Re: Elk Hunt question posted by Clabair on August 11, 1998 at 13:30:57:
:I would like to add that he reached into his pouch and pulled out some tobacco and sprinkled it, as an offering, over the elk. This to was common, for tobacco was believed to be a gift directly from God.
Hi, Clabair! Thank you SO much for this tidbit. So THAT'S what Uncas is doing?? I have always wondered what the hand gesture over the top of the elk meant. Never realized he could be sprinkling tobacco or anything else...I'm so glad you posted this. One more little sequence becomes clearer to me now!
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