Big Medicine from Six Nations is a series of reminiscences and essays by the late Ted Williams on the themes of medicine (physical/spiritual/psychic healing). Williams intertwines the stories and lifeways of his Tuscarora upbringing, illustrating the dynamic encounter of tradition and innovation at the heart of contemporary Haudenosaunee culture. At the same time, he writes with an irreverence, irony, and good humour unmistakably his own. Coloured by his wry wit, Big Medicine from Six Nations amply fulfills the promise of its title. It offers a fascinating view not only of herbal medicine but also of prayers, prophecies, feasts, vision quests, sweat lodges, spirits, and the sacred teachings of the Great Law of the Peace. Ted Williams died in September 2005 having just finished this book. He is the author of The Reservation (also published by Syracuse University Press), a modern classic of Iroquois literature. Highly recommended.