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Author Hultkrantz, Åke.

Title Shamanic healing and ritual drama : health and medicine in native North American religious traditions / Ake Hultkrantz
Published New York : Crossroad, 1992


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Description xv, 197 pages : map ; 24 cm
Series Health/medicine and the faith traditions
Health/medicine and the faith traditions.
Contents 5. Traditional Medicine in the Southeast. The Mythical Introduction of Diseases. The Immediate Causes of Disease. The Cherokee Doctor. The Treatment of Diseases -- 6. Traditional Medicine in the Southwest. The Zuni Religious System. Collectivistic Healing among the Zuni: The Medicine Societies. Zuni Ways of Curing. Zuni Symbolism of Ritual Curing. The Navajo World. Navajo Themes of Morality, Philosophy, and Health. Cosmological Healing among the Navajo. The Blessingway Ceremony. The Holyway Ceremonies. The Evilway Ceremonies. The Pima and Papago of the Southwestern Deserts. Different Diseases for Native Americans and Whites -- 7. Medicine in New Religions. Peyote Curing. The Sweat Lodge Movement -- 8. Transcultural Medical Relations: The Interaction Between Native and Euroamerican Curing Methods. Indian Criticism and Tolerance of Euroamerican Medicine. The Expansion of Native American Medicine into White Society. A Field of Difficulties
The Concepts and Practices of Native Medicine. The General Setting of Medical Beliefs and Practices
The Cultural and Religious Setting -- 2. Traditional Medicine in the Northeast. The Care of the Sick: A Seventeenth-Century Document. Health, Well-being, and the Causes of Disease. Doctors and Diviners. The Shaking Tent Performance. Midewiwin as a Doctors' Organization --3. Traditional Medicine on the Northwest Coast. Health, Good Living, and Passages of Life among the Tlingit. The Nature of Disease. The Tlingit Shaman and His Healing Practices. The Healed Healer among the Coast Salish. The Spirit Canoe Curing Ceremony -- 4. Traditional Medicine on the Plains. The Eastern Shoshoni. Shoshoni Passages of Life. Shoshoni Ideas of Health and Well-being. Causes of Disease. The Shoshoni Medicine Man. Individual and Collective Aspects of Curing. Methods of Professional Curing. Shoshoni Nonprofessional Folk Medicine. Curing among the Arapaho. The Arapaho Spirit Lodge. The Pawnee: The Blessing of the Animal Lodges
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-185) and index
Subject Indians of North America -- Health and hygiene.
Indians of North America -- Medicine.
Indians of North America -- Religion.
Shamanism -- North America.
Traditional medicine -- North America.
LC no. 92018476
ISBN 0824511883