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Why is sage used by the Native Americans? Considered a sacred herb by Native American people, sage is used for purification and protection purposes. Many people follow the ancient Native American tradition of smudging, which is believed to clear away negative energies.

As I was told yesterday, "you don't look Cherokee" I wanted to reply, it's not about how I look, being Cherokee is about how and where I was raised, it's about my heritage and culture. But I didn't, I just smiled