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The Medicine Men: Oglala Sioux Ceremony and Healing
     

The Medicine Men: Oglala Sioux Ceremony and Healing

by Thomas H. Lewis
 

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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 heyok'a 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

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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 heyok'a 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803279391
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Series:
Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians Series
Edition description:
ABRIDGED
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)
Lexile:
1110L (what's this?)

Meet 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.

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