Pow-Wows, or Long Lost Friend, by John George Hoffman, , at sacred-texts.com
TO BANISH THE WHOOPING COUGH.
Cut three small bunches of hair from the crown of the head of a child that has never seen its father; sew this hair up in an unbleached rag and hang it around the neck of the child having the whooping cough. The thread with which the rag is sewed must also be unbleached.
ANOTHER REMEDY FOR THE WHOOPING COUGH WHICH HAS CURED THE MAJORITY OF THOSE WHO HAVE APPLIED IT.
Thrust the child having the whooping cough three times through a blackberry bush, without speaking or saying anything. The bush, however, must be grown
fast at the two ends, and the child must be thrust through three times in the same manner, that is to say, from the same side it was thrust through in the first place.