Deer hoof rattles are used by Indigenous tribes throughout the Americas. The rattles are used for different purposes, depending on the tribe.
The Salish (Flatheads) of Montana use it in the hysterical cures of the blue jay shaman's dance in bison-calling rites. In the West they are associated with girl's puberty ceremonies...
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