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Author Gonzales, Patrisia, author

Title Red medicine : traditional indigenous rites of birthing and healing / Patrisia Gonzales
Published Tucson : University of Arizona Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (271 pages)
Series First peoples : new directions in indigenous studies
First peoples (2010)
Contents ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction: Spiderwoman Called Up This Knowledge""; ""1. Anatomy of Learning: Yauhtli, Peyotzin, Tobacco, and Maguey""; ""2. Birth Ceremony: Storying Sacred Knowledge""; ""3. Ceremony of Memory: The Call and Response""; ""4. Ceremony of Sweeping: Symbols as Medicine""; ""5. Ceremony of the Land ¿Y dónde está tu ombligo? ""; ""6. Ceremony of Time: Time as Medicine ""; ""7. Dreaming Ceremony: Medicine Dreams""; ""8. Curing Ceremony: Spiders in Her Hair""; ""9. Ceremony of Return""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Birth customs -- Mexico.
Birth customs -- North America.
Healing -- Mexico.
Healing -- North America.
Indians of Mexico -- Rites and ceremonies.
Indians of North America -- Rites and ceremonies.
Traditional medicine -- Mexico.
Traditional medicine -- North America.
Mexico -- Social life and customs.
North America -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011045475
ISBN 0816599718 (electronic bk.)
9780816599714 (electronic bk.)