| In the diary of Elkanah Walker the main missionary at Tshimkain, it is mentioned that many times that the tribes held feasts at which
fire heated stones were held in the hands of tribal members.
One must guess at
Recently I have heard that for the Spokane
and Kalispel tribes the heated stones contained ancestors that could be
experienced by the descendants. In tribes further from here the members
around the campfire would turn towards the back of the next person and use
the stones on that person's back.
One of the main things was to find good