Native American Medicine

Native American Medicine

by Tamra Orr

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Native Americans have an incredibly rich store of knowledge when it comes to using herbs and plants to heal illness, treat injuries, and cure disease. In fact, some of their traditions have found a place in the modern medicines we use today. This book discusses the nature-based approach Native Americans took towards healing. It also examines important figures, such as shamans and medicine men, and explains some of the remedies and rituals that were conducted.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422288603
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/29/2014
Series: Native American Life
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
Lexile: 1120L (what's this?)
File size: 9 MB
Age Range: 6 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Dr. Troy Johnson 6

1 Medicine Men to the Rescue 9

2 The Native American Philosophy of Medicine 15

3 Shamans, Medicine Men, and Other Healers 21

4 Using the Earth's Gifts 35

5 Other Healing Methods 43

Chronology 50

Glossary 55

Further Reading 58

Internet Resources 61

Index 62

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