The pouch is a Sarcee artifact which allows the bearer to access spells and items via a sort of extradimensional portal. It has been handed down to the Shaman of the Sarcee tribe for many generations. The pouch seems to be currently in the possession of Shaman's daughter, Talisman.
Smart Alec later went mad looking into it; his body was shrunken and placed in the pouch by Shaman. The Void which the pouch accesses may in fact be the same dimension as the Crossroads, since the soul of Walter Langowski, which had been trapped in the Crossroads for a time after a failed attempt to inhabit the Hulk's body, was later able to inhabit Smart Alec's body and re-emerge through the pouch.
Alpha Flight was nearly destroyed when the pouch was turned inside out, and Talisman was trapped in the Void for a time as a result of attempting to help her father return the Void to the pouch.
- The pouch appears to be linked psychically to the bearer, and has been shown not to work if the user's faith in his/her abilities is hampered.
- Some of its known contents include the Great Key, the Staff of Growth, the Spirit Staff, Jewel of Actualization, Smart Alec and totems.
- 66 appearance(s) of Shaman's Medicine Pouch
- 2 minor appearance(s) of Shaman's Medicine Pouch
- 5 image(s) of Shaman's Medicine Pouch