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Picture of a young Apache girl being anointed with yellow cattail pollen
May 24, 2021

Apache Anointing

A photo essay in the February 1980 issue documents a coming-of-age ritual for a 14-year-old Apache girl in Arizona. In this picture, she is anointed with cattail pollen by all of the people in her community.
Photograph by Bill E. Hess, Nat Geo Image Collection

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