Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2006

Publication Source

The Saratoga Native American Festival Program

Start Page

23

Last Page

25

Abstract

For millenia, Native American peoples have been partaking of mineral waters at "Saratoga Springs" that are well­ known for their healing properties. The springs all had different characters: some bubbled up in surface pools; others formed cones of dried mineral deposits; others burst forth in great spouting geysers. More than forty different springs held varying degrees of carbonic acid, dissolved salts (calcium bicarbonate, magnesium bicarbonate, sodium chloride or potassium chloride), and/or iron (ferrous bicarbonate), and small amounts of sulfur (hydrogen sulfide), silica, and trace elements. The list of the healing uses for these waters is long.

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Posted with permission from the Ndakinna Education Center.

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Date Posted: 03 January 2017