Author: Frank Bird Linderman
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 1932
Genre: Social Science
Pretty-shield, the legendary medicine woman of the Crows, remembered what life was like on the Plains when the buffalo were still plentiful. A powerful healer who was forceful, astute, and compassionate, Pretty-shield experienced many changes as her formerly mobile people were forced to come to terms with reservation life in the late nineteenth century. ø Pretty-shield told her story to Frank Linderman through an interpreter and using sign language. The lives, responsibilities, and aspirations of Crow women are vividly brought to life in these pages as Pretty-shield recounts her life on the Plains of long ago. She speaks of the simple games and dolls of an Indian childhood and the work of the girls and women?setting up the lodges, dressing the skins, picking berries, digging roots, and cooking. Through her eyes we come to understand courtship, marriage, childbirth and the care of babies, medicine-dreams, the care of the sick, and other facets of Crow womanhood. Alma Snell and Becky Matthews provide a new preface to this edition.
Author: Bobette Perrone
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 2012-11-15
The stories of ten women healers form the core of this provocative journey into cultural healing methods utilized by women. In a truly grass-roots project, the authors take the reader along to listen to the voices of Native American medicine women, Southwest Hispanic curanderas, and women physicians as they describe their healing paths. This book will fascinate anyone interested in the relationship between illness and healing-medical practitioners and historians, patients, anthropologists, feminists, psychologists, psychiatrists, theologians, sociologists, folklorists, and others who seek understanding about our relationship to the forces of both illness and healing.
A tale of personal realization and empowerment, as told through the colorful lives and valued work of the traditional herbalists, healers, and teachers that we call Medicine Women. -- taken from back cover.
The daughter of a Boston physician, Michaela Quinn defies convention and fights to overcome the opposition of her mother to become a respected doctor, a dream that takes her from Boston to a job in the Wild West. Original. TV tie-in.
Author: Donna Eden
Release Date: 2012-03-22
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
For more than three decades, Donna Eden has been teaching people to understand the body as an energy system, to recognize their aches and pains as signals of energy imbalance, and to reclaim their natural healing capabilities. In her long-awaited new book, Donna speaks directly to women, showing them how they can work with energy to tackle the specific health challenges they face. She reveals that a woman can manage her hormones by managing her energies and also use energy medicine to treat a host of health issues. From PMS to menopause, from high blood pressure to depression, the book offers easy-to-follow solutions to women's health issues that traditional medicine often fails to provide. Blending a compassionate voice with a profound grasp of how the female body functions as an energy system, Eden presents what is sure to become a classic book on the subject of women's health.
Author: Elisabeth Brooke
Publisher: Quest Books
Release Date: 1997
Women have always been healers -- from the priestess healers in the temples of Isis, to the hedge-witches and herbalists of medieval times, to the physicians, researchers, and alternative practitioners of today. This glorious book celebrates the history of women healers from earliest times to the present. It includes profiles of women healers from all traditions. Some are well known, such as Hildegard of Bingen, Florence Nightingale, and Mary Baker Eddy. Others deserve to be more widely recognized, such as Trotula of Salerno, who wrote gynecological and obstetrical texts in thirteenth-century Italy, and Mama Lola, a respected mambo or healing priestess in the Haitian Voodoo tradition. Text and pictures detail the many contributions of women to the healing arts, from the founding of nursing orders and the tending of soldiers, to the establishment of public health hospitals, to contemporary applications of the ancient lore of herbal medicine and therapeutic touch.
Author: David E. Jones
Publisher: Waveland Press
Release Date: 1984-01-01
Genre: Social Science
Life histories are an excellent means of crosscultural understanding. In detailing the life of a Comanche medicine woman who wanted her methods recorded, Jones demonstrated such an intense interest in her training and experiences as a shaman that Sanapia not only accepted him as a valued biographer but also adopted him as a son. Readers will enjoy this intimate portrait of the last surviving Comanche Eagle doctor, revealed in descriptive accounts of her ritual behavior, her attitude toward the profession, the paraphernalia she employed, and her function in Comanche society.
MEDICINE WOMAN WITHIN A DREAM: BOOK 3 OF THE MYSTERIES OF THE REDEMPTION SERIES (OUT-OF-BODY TRAVEL): In 'Medicine Woman Within a Dream,' you will meet through out-of-body travel the spirit of a great Native American Chief who teaches the author about the mysteries of evolution and the nature of light and dark energies within our realm. Along the way, you will meet the Medicine Women from Throughout the Ages and the Old Ones in out-of-body experiences, who teach her to alter reality from the standpoint of energy and the many amazing ways in which the eternal assists those of us encased in flesh to accomplish the goals of our existence in this world. Each of these books not only gives practical guidance on how to achieve out-of-body experiences, but each volume expands further on achieving higher states and handling the many situations that you come across when traveling out-of-body.
Author: Paula Gunn Allen
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2003-10-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A portrait of the Native American heroine draws on previously unavailable sources and documents her relationship with John Smith, efforts to bridge cultures, work alongside husband John Rolfe to establish a tobacco trade, and travel to Europe as an ambassador. 25,000 first printing.
Author: Joe Starita
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
On March 14, 1889, Susan La Flesche Picotte received her medical degree—becoming the first Native American doctor in U.S. history. She earned her degree thirty-one years before women could vote and thirty-five years before Indians could become citizens in their own country. By age twenty-six, this fragile but indomitable Indian woman became the doctor to her tribe. Overnight, she acquired 1,244 patients scattered across 1,350 square miles of rolling countryside with few roads. Her patients often were desperately poor and desperately sick—tuberculosis, small pox, measles, influenza—families scattered miles apart, whose last hope was a young woman who spoke their language and knew their customs. This is the story of an Indian woman who effectively became the chief of an entrenched patriarchal tribe, the story of a woman who crashed through thick walls of ethnic, racial and gender prejudice, then spent the rest of her life using a unique bicultural identity to improve the lot of her people—physically, emotionally, politically, and spiritually. Joe Starita's A Warrior of the People is the moving biography of Susan La Flesche Picotte’s inspirational life and dedication to public health, and it will finally shine a light on her numerous accomplishments. The author will donate all royalties from this book to a college scholarship fund he has established for Native American high school graduates.
Author: Brooke Medicine Eagle
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release Date: 2011-11-30
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
"This vibrant book of wonders speaks true and dreams deep. Writng with blazing honesty she tells of her hard-won knowledge of many of the world's spiritual and healing traditions, while hold the Sacred Hoop of Natie Amreicanwisdom. This magnificent teacher becomes for us a new embodiment of White Buffalo Woman." Jean Houston Author of THE SEARCH FOR THE BELOVED BUFFALO WOMAN COMES SINGING explores fascinating uses of traditions like the Medicine Wheel; healing through ritual action; dreamtime; and the moon lodge -- the woman's place of retreat and visioning. These powerful personal tools integrate ancient wisdom with contemporary experience, as Buffalo Woman calls each spiritual warrior to her own true place in the dance of life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Linda Ford
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Release Date: 2011-05-03
Dr. Jacob Calloway was the answer to her prayers—whether he liked it or not. Teena Crow is desperate to learn his scientific healing methods to help her people. But Jacob is too suspicious of Teena's native remedies to allow her near Treasure Creek's clinic. So she decides to earn his respect—and teach the good doctor to see beyond surface differences to their common goal. But it's not just Teena's medicines that render Jacob uncomfortable. Her warm gaze and determination dare him to open his heart. But can their fledgling love weather a town's disapproval, or the secrets they both hide?