midewiwin

noun

mi·​de·​wi·​win
məˈdāwəˌwin
variants or less commonly midewin
məˈdāˌwin
plural -s
: a once powerful secret society among the Ojibwa and neighboring Indians which aimed at the prolongation of life by herbal, magical, and ritual techniques

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Etymology

Ojibwa midêwiwin

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“Midewiwin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midewiwin. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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