Cherokee Medicine Man: The Life and Work of a Modern-Day Healer

Cherokee Medicine Man: The Life and Work of a Modern-Day Healer

by Robert J. Conley
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Cherokee Medicine Man: The Life and Work of a Modern-Day Healer by Robert J. Conley

The ancient Cherokee tradition of medicine man is very much alive in modern-day Oklahoma. In Cherokee Medicine Man, Robert J. Conley introduces John Little Bear, a medicine man who follows his family's old ways—medicine as it was carried over the Trail of Tears into Indian Territory.

Little Bear asked Conley to help him reveal to the world "what Indian medicine is really about." For Little Bear, the medicine is about helping the people, the visitors who come to him from neighboring states and Mexico. The astonishing stories these patients revealed to Conley are presented here exactly as told.

Little Bear has cured problems involving health, relationships, and money by uncovering the source of the problem rather than simply treating the symptoms. Whereas mainstream medicine and counseling have failed his patients, Little Bear's healing practices have proven more beneficial time and again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806136653
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 03/15/2005
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Robert J. Conley (1940-2014) was the author of the Real People series, The Witch of Goingsnake and Other Stories, and Mountain Windsong. A three-time winner of the Spur Award and Oklahoma Writer of the Year in 1999, Conley was inducted into the Oklahoma Professional Writers Hall of Fame in 1996. He was named Writer of the Year by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers in 2000 for Cherokee Dragon.

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