Tracking Doctor Lonecloud: Showman to Legend Keeper

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Germain Laski, trained in herbal medicine by his Mi'kmaw family, found adventure in the American medicine shows of the 1880s. He performed as Doctor Lonecloud in Healey and Bigelow's Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, and his own Kiowa Medicine Show, for which he made the medicines. After he returned to Nova Scotia, Lonecloud worked as a guide and sold his herbal remedies. During his twenty-year friendship with Harry Piers, curator of the Nova Scotia Provincial Museum, he collected ...

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Overview

Germain Laski, trained in herbal medicine by his Mi'kmaw family, found adventure in the American medicine shows of the 1880s. He performed as Doctor Lonecloud in Healey and Bigelow's Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, and his own Kiowa Medicine Show, for which he made the medicines. After he returned to Nova Scotia, Lonecloud worked as a guide and sold his herbal remedies. During his twenty-year friendship with Harry Piers, curator of the Nova Scotia Provincial Museum, he collected artefacts and specimens for the museum and shared his knowledge of Mi'kmaw culture. Between 1923 and 1929, he gave interviews to journalist Clara Dennis. In the 1990s, these interviews, recorded in Dennis's notebooks, came to the attention of Ruth Holmes Whitehead.

Tracking Doctor Lonecloud includes Lonecloud's life story in his own words — the earliest known Mi'kmaw autobiography. This memoir, painstakingly transcribed by Whitehead and augmented by her research, reveals both the showman and the carrier of Mi'kmaw legends.

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"Tracking Doctor Lonecloud is a short book, but it contains more information than most books twice its size, and much of the content isn't documented anywhere else . . . captivating . . . Whitehead lets [these stories] stand alone, and her economy is the reason for this volume's success. Lonecloud's voice is a true original, and this book is a singular accomplishment." — Quill & Quire starred review
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  • ISBN-13: 9780864923561
  • Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
  • Publication date: 9/19/2002
  • Edition description: First edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Holmes Whitehead, ethnologist and assistant curator at the Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax, has worked with the Mi'kmaw people for 30 years, and her work is an important source of information about historic Mi'kmaw culture. Her meticulous analysis, attention to detail, creative genius, and sensitivity have earned her the respect of Mi'kmaw specialists such as linguist Bernie Francis, who lent his expertise to Tracking Doctor Lonecloud. Ruth Holmes Whitehead became aware of Je
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