Iroquois Medical Botany (PB)

SKU: 0815604645

James W. Herrick, Dean R. Snow
Grade Levels:
Eleven, Twelve, College, University
Cayuga, Iroquois, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora, Woodland
Book Type:
Syracuse University Press

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Iroquois Medical Botany is a classic anthropological study about the Six Nations Iroquois healing methods including herbal medicines. Lists plants and their uses from earlier and obscure published sources. Valuable contribution to literature about Haudenosaunee medicine and healing. The world view of the Haudenosaunee is based on a strong cosmological belief system. This is the first book to provide a guide to understanding the use of herbal medicines in traditional Iroquois culture. James Herrick and Dean Snow relate Indigenous cosmology to cultural themes by showing the inherent spiritual power of plants and how the Iroquois traditionally have used plants as remedies. In all, 287 phenomena are listed. Includes the Haudenosaunee concepts of disease and illness; medical treatments in traditional culture; and the Iroquois names and uses of medical plants.

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