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Burnt Face

by Gerald Musinsky
Ridiculed because of his scarred face after falling into a fire, Burnt Face is a weeping recluse until he crosses manhood. While fasting on a mountain he moved rocks to form the first "medicine wheel". Another account regards Burnt Face's scars being healed by Eagle by ridding the eagle of Otter, a predator feeding on eagle eggs. Burnt Face now marries and lives long. Hence, prospects fast at medicine wheel during visions quests.

[Plains, Crow]

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