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  • crameika
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    thanks!

    thank you everyone for your suggestions. I'm not in touch with the shawnee side of my family, so I cant ask them these things :\ but now i have a few ideas of what to look for :) thank you!!

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  • xTekno
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    When my first grand-daughter was born, I played my flutes for her and they had a calming effect on her. later i played the older traditional recordings made by Natay (Canyon Records) at low levels and used it to make her sleep.

    I don't know if you can get a traditional cradle board, but they really help infants fall asleep fast and you know that they will be safe as they rest.

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  • blueberry111
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    Originally posted by crameika View Post
    Can anyone tell me what some traditional baby objects or traditions are? I want to put stuff in my daughters nursery but the only thing i can think of are dreamcatchers which seem so cliche to me nowadays lol. Is there anything else that has a symbolic nature that I can put in there?

    My side of the family has a dwindling amount of shawnee, and my daughter will only have 1/16th and i want her to know about the culture and such. I want her to be surrounded by it but im sure theres more I can do than tie random feathers everywhere, lol.
    A very respectable, almost universal item of blessing or prayer is a small cloth or piece of buckskin containing sage or tobacco. Simply tie with a string at the top securely and attach. A fun idea would be to make a beaded mobile... With each picture being something beaded, woven or quilled, appliqu├ęd in traditional designs. It would be a great learning project for everyone
    Since the Shawnee had corn, perhaps decorations or themes of corn would be another good item.
    Just reply if you have any questions, and have a great day!

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  • running_with_buffs
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    put some indian tabacco, flint rock, if its a girl i dont think shawnees use eagle feathers on them, all kinds of stuff you could stick in there,

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    Baby items/traditions question

    Can anyone tell me what some traditional baby objects or traditions are? I want to put stuff in my daughters nursery but the only thing i can think of are dreamcatchers which seem so cliche to me nowadays lol. Is there anything else that has a symbolic nature that I can put in there?

    My side of the family has a dwindling amount of shawnee, and my daughter will only have 1/16th and i want her to know about the culture and such. I want her to be surrounded by it but im sure theres more I can do than tie random feathers everywhere, lol.

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