GYPSY POTS. “I’ve always laid it to the white people to give the gypsy pot that name. But that was really a medicine pot; the Indians, you know, used to make medicine in it, and I imagine that the white people saw gypsies with these pots that they told fortunes in, you know. It was just made like a wash pot. . . . They carried it around and told fortunes in it, and I just imagine—whether I’m imagining right or not, I just never heard nobody say; it’s just my imagination believing it—that’s where it came from.” --Georgia Harris on the “Gypsy Pot”









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