The Paleo-Indian Spiritual World: Shamans and Red Ochre
No artifacts have been found in the midwest that tell us anything about Paleo-Indian religions or their spiritual worlds. Two or three Paleo-Indian burials from Montana contained a cache of extraordinary Clovis points, and large bifacial knives all of which were covered by a dusting of red ochre. Certainly Paleo-Indians attached some significance to the afterlife. The Clovis points from these burials are so large and exquisite that they many not have been functionsl tools, but true offerings.