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A Medicine Wheel

Some 45 medicine wheels have been found in Alberta; most on top of hills such as this one. No one is really sure why they were created, but the oldest medicine wheels were begun about 5000 years ago, and many are still used by First Nations for ceremonies.

Some 45 medicine wheels have been found in Alberta; most on top of hills such as this one. No one is really sure why they were created, but the oldest medicine wheels were begun about 5000 years ago, and many are still used by First Nations for ceremonies.

Photo courtesy of the Provincial Museum of Alberta.

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