Clever People

   Aterm used with reference to knowledgeable and skilled Aboriginal Australian elders, healers, and ritual leaders. Thus, it is equivalent to “shamans” in some cultures and to “medicine people” among many Native Americans.

Historical dictionary of shamanism. . 2007.

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