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After the first full moon in April [electronic resource] : a sourcebook of herbal medicine from a California Indian elder /
Josephine Grant Peters with Beverly R. Ortiz ; including contributions from Cheryl Beck ... [et al.].
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Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, 2009.
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p. cm.
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9781598743647 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, 2009.
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9781598743647 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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11345732
 
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Josephine Peters, a revered northern California Indian elder and Native healer, shares her vast, lifelong cultural knowledge on personal and tribal history, gathering ethics and preparations, then offers a catalogue of the uses and doses of over 160 plants.
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Appeared in Choice on 2010-11-01:
Peters is a Native American healer and herbalist of Karuk, Shasta, Abenaki, and European background living on the Hoopa Reservation in northwestern California. Her herbal knowledge extends beyond medicine to food, basket making, technology in general, firewood, aesthetics, myths, and all of life. She and her family maintain an independent, self-reliant life of ranching, farming, fishing, and gathering in one of the wildest and most beautiful areas remaining in the world. Here, she shares her knowledge and thoughts with expert help from Ortiz, a leader in the California Native scholarly world. Peters's knowledge is highly eclectic, drawing not only on all the groups around her but also on southern Californian Native plant knowledge, Mexican traditions, and even Chinese herbal medicine (via some Chinese neighbors in northwestern California). Highly eclectic healers are much more common than published sources suggest, in California and elsewhere. This book is extremely valuable for showing the full extent of the knowledge of one such healer and for anyone interested in herbal medicine and food, Native Californian traditions, or a read about a fascinating individual. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. E. N. Anderson emeritus, University of California, Riverside
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"...a unique and highly prized addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library collections in the diverse fields of Ethnobotany, Ethnomedicine, Environmental Anthropology, Native American Studies, and California History." --James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review
"[Peters's] herbal knowledge extends beyond medicine to food, basket making, technology in general, firewood, aesthetics, myths, and all of life. She shares her knowledge and thoughts with expert help from Ortiz, a leader in the California Native scholarly world. Peters's knowledge is highly eclectic, drawing not only on all the groups around her but also on southern Californian Native plant knowledge, Mexican traditions, and even Chinese herbal medicine (via some Chinese neighbors in northwestern California). This book is extremely valuable for showing the full extent of the knowledge of one such healer and for anyone interested in herbal medicine and food, Native Californian traditions, or a read about a fascinating individual. Summing up: Highly recommended." - CHOICE
"This book is an important addition to Native American herbal medicine that will be used by faculty, students, and in extended education." -Rollin C. Richmond, President, Humboldt State University
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Josephine Peters, a revered northern California Indian elder and Native healer, shares her vast, lifelong cultural and plant knowledge. She instructs the reader on personal and tribal history, gathering ethics and preparations, then offers a catalogue of the uses and doses of over 160 plants.
Main Description
In this extraordinary book Josephine Peters, a respected northern California Indian elder and Native healer, shares her vast, lifelong cultural and plant knowledge. The book begins with Josephine's personal and tribal history and gathering ethics. Josephine then instructs the reader in medicinal and plant food preparations and offers an illustrated catalog of the uses and doses of over 160 plants. At a time of the commercialization of traditional ecological knowledge, Peters presents her rich tradition on her own terms, and according to her spiritual convictions about how her knowledge should be shared. This volume is essential for anyone working in ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, environmental anthropology, Native American studies, and Western and California culture and history.
Main Description
In this extraordinary book Josephine Peters, a revered northern California Indian elder and Native healer, shares her vast, lifelong cultural and plant knowledge. She instructs the reader on personal and tribal history, gathering ethics and preparations, then offers an illustrated catalog of the uses and doses of over 160 plants. At a time of the commercialization of traditional ecological knowledge, Peters presents her rich tradition on her own terms, and according to her spiritual convictions about how her knowledge should be shared. This volume is essential for anyone working in ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, environmental anthropology, Native American studies, and Western and California culture and history.
Main Description
Josephine Peters, a revered northern California Indian elder and Native healer, shares her vast, lifelong cultural and plant knowledge. She instructs the reader on personal and tribal history, gathering ethics and preparations, then offers a catalogue of the uses and doses of over 160 plants. At a time of the commercialization of traditional ecological knowledge, Peters presents her rich tradition on her own terms, and according to her spiritual convictions about how her knowledge should be shared. This volume is essential for anyone working in ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, environmental anthropology, Native American studies, and Western and California culture and history.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Updated Edition
Foreword to the Book
Preface
Acknowledgments
Television and Culture
Television and Cultural Behavior
Studying Television
Censors and Gatekeepers
Telenovelas, Mass Culture, and National Identity
Cultural Contrasts in Prime-Time Society
Competition, Achievement, and Information
What's News: Crime, Violence, and the Stranger
The Field Sites
Television's Social Impact
Television's Impact on Attitudes, Fears, Values, Images, and Consumerism
Festivals, Celebrations, and Gift-Giving
Television and Modern Life Epilogue: Stage V- The Couch Potato Strikes Back
Appendices
Statistical Comparison of Field Sites
Significant Correlations Between Current Daily Televiewing Hours and Other Variables and Indices by Income Group and Community
Responses to "How Has Television Changed Life in Your Community?" by Field Site
Explanatory Power of 9 (Potential) Predictors of 17 Dependent Variables and Indices
Notes
References
Index
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