Earth's Sacred Wonders

The Mescalero Apache Coming of Age Ceremony

Clip: Episode 3 | 3m 1s | Video has closed captioning.

In a sacred tepee built for the occasion, Mescalero Apache girls undergo a grueling Coming of Age ceremony during which they must dance all night. It is believed this allows them to take on the power of White Painted Woman and so become women themselves.

Aired: 04/08/20

Rating: NR

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