Are the Natives Americans the only ones that smudge?
The answer is No!
People in other countries like the Celtic countries
Australia have a form of smudging also.
However, because some people in Indian country, usually non natives or part time natives, seeing what they think is a sacred ceremony, write a book, without the proper knowledge, or permission, usually with disastrous results, like with what happened when that GURU held his so called sweat.
(My past blog Saturday, June 25th 2011 blog )
People like him always charge money, a lot of money, for something that Grandfather (Creator) demands to be given freely.