Big Medicine from Six Nations

Big Medicine from Six Nations

by Ted Williams
     
 
Big Medicine from Six Nations is a series of reminiscences and essays by the late Ted Williams, on the themes of "Medicine" (physical/spiritual/psychic healing). Williams intertwines the lore and lifeways of his Tuscarora upbringing, illustrating the dynamic encounter of tradition and innovation at the heart of contemporary Haudenosaunee culture. At the same time,

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Big Medicine from Six Nations is a series of reminiscences and essays by the late Ted Williams, on the themes of "Medicine" (physical/spiritual/psychic healing). Williams intertwines the lore and lifeways of his Tuscarora upbringing, illustrating the dynamic encounter of tradition and innovation at the heart of contemporary Haudenosaunee culture. At the same time, Williams writes with an irreverence, irony, and good humor unmistakably his own.
Colored by Ted's wry and irreverent wit, Big Medicine from Six Nations amply fulfills the promise of its title. It offers a fascinating view, not only of herbal medicine, but of prayers, omens, feasts, vision quests, sweat lodges, spirits, humor, and the sacred teachings of the Great Law of the Great Peace. But readers will find that there is more to this book, about the "spiritual mechanics" of humankind writ large. Readers will discover herein a multiplicity of Big Medicine manifestations, and best of all they will get to know more about Ted Williams, Teller.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815608639
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Series:
The Iroquois and Their Neighbors Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.13(d)

What People are saying about this

Eric Gansworth
I've been waiting over twenty years for this book. . . . The Reservation is a touchstone of American Indian literature. Big Medicine from Six Nations is its companion piece. . . . [Williams'] agenda is emphatically Haudenosaunee, with an eye to the seventh generation beyond his. (Eric Gansworth author of Breathing the Monster Alive)
Kenneth Cohen
Big Medicine has a big heart. This book is a treasure trove of wisdom and wit, a tribute to the living legacy of Native peoples. Mark Twain would be envious of this book. Read it, savor it, your life will be enriched. (Kenneth Cohen, author of Honoring the Medicine: The Essential Guide to Native American Healing)

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