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Medicine for Children
Acee Blue Eagle (Artist)
Native American; Muscogee (Creek), Pawnee
mid-20th century
tempera on paper
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Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955
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Previous Number(s): 
0227.457; 38949
Signed by hand in tempera, "Blue Eagle-" in lower right on recto; Inscribed in artist's hand, ""During the Busk or Green Corn Ceremony the medicine man and his helpers go around the camp, scratch the children with fish bone and rub Indian medicine into the cut. This was to keep them from getting sick-comporable in nature to white man's vacination. The little boy is trying to get away but the other boy is acting brave. The sacred sun in upper right has the three stocks of green corn..meaning it is the season of the year for the Green Corn Ceremony." on verso.
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