Pow-Wows, or Long Lost Friend, by John George Hoffman, , at sacred-texts.com
TO PREVENT BAD PEOPLE FROM GETTING ABOUT THE CATTLE.
Take wormwood, gith, five-finger weed, and assaftida; three cents' worth of each; the straw of horse
beans, some dirt swept together behind the door of the stable and a little salt. Tie these all up together with a tape, and put the bundle in a hole about the threshold over which your cattle pass in and out, and cover it well with lignum-vitæ wood. This will certainly be of use.