A different variety of sage collected from Interior, South Dakota. We call it "Badlands Sage" because Interior is right next to Badlands National Park. The common name for this species is Silver Sagebrush. It is said that the Lakota use this ceremonially as a protection against evil influences by burning and for making bracelets from it for the Sun Dance (from Grassland Plants of South Dakota and the Northern Great Plains, South Dakota State University). These bundles average about 12-14 inches in length and about 1¼ inches wide. Badlands Sage smudge bundles are made for us by a Lakota family in the summer months from sage they wildcraft on their land.
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