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Medicine Men: Oglala Sioux Ceremony and Healing

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For the residents of the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, mainstream medical care is often supplemented or replaced by a host of traditional practices: the Sun Dance, the yuwipi sing, the heyoka ceremony, herbalism, the Sioux Religion, the peyotism of the Native American Church, and other medicines, or sources of healing. Thomas H. Lewis, a psychiatrist and medical anthropologist, describes those practices as he encountered them in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

During many months he studied with leading practitioners. He describes the healers—their techniques, personal histories and qualities, the problems addressed and results obtained—and examines past as well as present practices. The result is an engrossing account that may profoundly affect the way readers view the dynamics of therapy for mind and body.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-210) and index.

About the Author

Retired from the National Naval Medical Center, where he served as chief of psychiatry, and from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Thomas H. Lewis now lives in Montana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803279391
Author:
Lewis, Thomas A.
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Author:
Lewis, Thomas H.
Location:
Lincoln, Neb.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Treatment
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Dakota indians
Subject:
Shamanism
Subject:
Oglala Indians
Subject:
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Studies in the anthropology of North American Indians
Series Volume:
102-378
Publication Date:
19920331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
221
Dimensions:
8.00x5.22x.56 in. .60 lbs.

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