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From the Publisher"Authors from a variety of academic disciplines and cultural settings provide a better understanding of how religious traditions, concepts, and practices frame healing and healing experiences in diverse historical and social contexts. Religion and Healing in Native America provides insight into contemporary approaches to healing in American Indian communities around the United States."
"This book is a welcome addition to the body of scholarship about the medical beliefs and needs of Native Americans. The well-written chapters discuss such diverse diseases as cancer, diabetes, and alcoholism, as well as such diverse healing modalities as Sundance, storytelling, and the use of peyote. …Even for readers who do not offer direct care to persons of Native American descent, this book offers a fascinating glimpse into a world rarely encountered."
Journal of the American Medical Association/JAMA
"This book contains an interesting mix of personal stories with academic study. Fascinating first-person interviews are coupled with detailed historical analyses of particular communities and the contemporary health issues that plague them. It is recommended for academic libraries, particularly those with strong collections in Native American spirituality."
Catholic Library World