Sand Painting:
Sand paintings are religios works of art made with bits of crushed rocks, plants, and other dry materials. The painting tells the stories about the Navajo tribe's life and about their spirits. They tribe made their sand paintings on the floor or walls of their houses.

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Medicine Man:
Each tribe had a Medicine Man. He would help to heal the sick and wounded. When he would heal people they would have a ceremony. During the ceremony the Medicine Man would sing and chant to help the healing process. Then he would make a sand painting for the person to sit in and they believed that the painting's power would heal them.

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