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    The Lakota Ritual of the Sweat Lodge: History and Contemporary Practice

    For centuries, a persistent and important component of Lakota religious life has been the Inipi, the ritual of the sweat lodge. The sweat lodge has changed little in appearance since its first recorded description in the late seventeenth century. The ritual itself consists of songs, prayers, and other actions conducted in a tightly enclosed, dark, and extremely hot environment.

    Source nativeamericanencyclopedia.com

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