Claim Filed Over Damaged Medicine Bag

January 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bonner County Daily Bee

An Oregon man is seeking $25,000 in damages over the opening of his Native American medicine bag during a drunken-driving arrest last summer.

Craig Clark Show contends the medicine bag’s mystical qualities were destroyed when the bag was opened. Show said the bag, which imparted protection, had been blessed by a medicine woman and sealed since 1995.

Show filed the tort claim against Idaho State Police and the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 17. He also alleges he was persecuted because of his religious beliefs and his Harley-Davidson motorcycle was scratched by a deputy’s drug-detection dog during a search.