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: 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.
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: Brewster E. Fitz
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 2005-07-30
Genre: Literary Criticism
Leslie Marmon Silko, a Laguna Pueblo Native American was raised in a culture with a strong oral tradition. She also grew up in a household where books were cherished and reading at the dinner table was not deemed rude, but instead was encouraged. In his examination of Silko's literature, the author explores the complex dynamic between the spoken story and the written word, revealing how it carries over from Silko's upbringing and plays out in her writings. Focusing on critical essays by and interviews with Silko, the author argues that Silko's storytelling is informed not so much by oral Laguna culture as by the Marmon family tradition in which writing was internalized long before her birth. In Silko's writings, this conflicted desire between the oral and the written evolves into a yearning for a paradoxical written orality that would conceivably function as a perfect, nonmediated language. The critical focus on orality in Native literature has kept the equally important tradition of Native writing from being honored. By offering close readings of stories from Storyteller and Ceremony, as well as passages from Almanac of the Dead and Gardens in the Dunes, the author shows how Silko weaves the oral and the written, the spirit and the flesh, into a new vision of Pueblo culture. As he asserts, Silko's written word, rather than obscuring or destroying her culture's oral tradition, serves instead to sharpen it.
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: 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?
A man like Johnny Chino …was impossible to forget…although for five long years Bridget Donovan had certainly tried. But when the proud Apache asked for help, Bridget's job as a doctor wouldn't let her say no. Being so close to the man who'd broken her heart would be a trial, and she vowed never to fall for him again. Johnny was certain he'd done the right thing in breaking it off with Bridget. She deserved so much more than someone like him. Yet having her near reminded him of all he'd given up when he'd pushed her away. And those feelings—no matter how much he ignored them—weren't going away. Sometimes, what's meant to be just can't be denied.
Lola Young: Medicine Woman is a book in two parts. The first is Lola's life story; an oral history that gives the reader direct access to Lola's strength of character, commitment and wicked sense of humour. The second is a list of plants and their uses compiled by Anna Vitenbergs and Lola for the Wakuthuni Community in the Pilbara. Lola and Anne met at Lola's home in Tom Price over a period of eighteen months to check and expand the plant list and record Lola's story. Each plant, and there are 60 in total, is accompanied by a full colour photograph. The book includes a CD of Lola's songs (passed on to Lola from her ancestors) and recorded by Gumala, at an Aboriginal recording studio in Tom Price.
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.
Settled high on a Mountain. Mighty Arrow was Chief of his people and was married to Falling Leaf. They had a big family of four girls. Falling Leaf had given birth to another daughter. They named her Bright Star. Bright Star announced one day that she wanted to become the next medicine woman of her village. Falling Leaf knew only men were Shamans. That did not discourage Bright Star. As Bright Star grew up she had to battle an attack on her village and being captured. Almost being raped and the loss of her first child, she became ill. Almost every time something happened to Bright Star she underwent some kind of initiation. Every time she came back Little Eagle was right by her side. Together they could go through anything that got in their way.