· Tree of the Fall Equinox - (Approx. September 22)
· Magical History & Associations:
"Help us to keep healthy!Help us to hunt much game!"
The Poplar is the sacred World Tree of the Lakota nation. For the sun dance ceremony, a Poplar is carefully cut and lowered, then is re-erected in the center of the dance circle. While being carried the Poplar must never touch the ground. Green branches, a buffalo skull and eagle feathers were used to decorate the Poplar for this ceremony.