Jackson Standingdeer (or Jackson Blood) was a medicine man from the community of Gwagwohi near Barber, Oklahoma. He was born June 1, 1870 and arrived in the Cherokee Nation from North Carolina on June 8, 1881. On July 9, 1921 he was ordained a minister of the gospel at the Sycamore Tree Baptist Church in Barber, Oklahoma. There he mentored another medicine man, a deacon in the church named Ed Handle. Ed was born near Jay, Oklahoma, Oct 17, 1893. Ed was still a practicing conjuror when he went into military service during World War I as a Private in Company I, 358th Infantry. He was wounded in the abdomen in France and limped the rest of his life.
Below is one of many incantations from the notebook of Ed Handle. The word by word translation of the Cherokee language has been added along with a free translation of the actual meaning.