While visiting our younger son in South Dakota, Keith obtained a special permit from the National Forest Service to pick sage. We went to the sacred mountains of the Lakota People - Paha Sapa - the Black Hills of South Dakota, and hand cut each staulk of sage. We cut the sage so that it will always grow back next year. We never pull up the roots. Although ten different varieties of sage grow in the Black Hills, we picked the tall, bushy warrior sage. Its smell is sweet, much more mellow than the domesticated white sage. This is the sage we use for our ceremony. We hope that you like it as much as we do.
Keith Little Badger gathering Sage in South Dakota Black Hills
We measure the dry sage, and tie it into four ounce (4 oz) bundles. Each bundle contains hand-cut Black Hills Sage staulks approximately 15 inches long. LIMITED SUPPLY UNITL 2018 When we retun to South Dakota.