Snowbird Cherokees, Part 3 - Medicine Man
A Snowbird Cherokee, Richard Crowe, discusses his experience with a traditional medicine man. He says that the man used to bring some herbs--some medicine. He would tell me to stick out my tongue, then put scratches with the claws of the mole cricket for seven times on my tongue, and then he announced, "You will be the singer."
(In closing, he says that in the 50s and 60s, he did theater work, and went to New York, and was on CBS' Lloyd Bridges' American Primitive.)