Smudging, a ritual to remove negativity, is the common name given to the Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing, a powerful Native American cleansing technique. Smoke attaches itself to negative energy, removing it to another space. Smudging is a wonderful way.
The White Buffalo Calf Maiden was sent by the Great Spirit to teach the buffalo people of the Plains to live in harmony with all the world. Lakota means roughly, 'interconnectedness' and was adopted as a new name for the peoples of the Plains who embraced the maiden's teachings.