I am not native american but I think that it is used for initiation into various parts of their religion or culture. One enters into a hut which is heated by rocks and water is poured onto the rocks creating steam. This causes a very intense environment which often causes visions but if you can't take the heat then get your butt out of the ...er...hut? Hey that rhymes!
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A Vision Quest is a search for further understanding, often related spiritually. A time for reflection, fasting, and a willingness to open oneself to vulnerability/introspection to further one's growth on multi-levels. "Sweat" Lodges are not conditional to a Vision Quest. For further clarification consult "Vision Quest" by Tom Brown a Native American.