Hot Stones

 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 the purpose.

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 stones.