9780826323682-0826323685-Creek Indian Medicine Ways: The Enduring Power of Mvskoke Religion

Creek Indian Medicine Ways: The Enduring Power of Mvskoke Religion

ISBN-13: 9780826323682
ISBN-10: 0826323685
Author: Lewis, David Jr., Jordan, Ann T.
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Format: Paperback 216 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780826323682
ISBN-10: 0826323685
Author: Lewis, David Jr., Jordan, Ann T.
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Format: Paperback 216 pages

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Acknowledged authors Lewis, David Jr., Jordan, Ann T. wrote Creek Indian Medicine Ways: The Enduring Power of Mvskoke Religion comprising 216 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0826323685 and 9780826323682. Since then Creek Indian Medicine Ways: The Enduring Power of Mvskoke Religion textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.06 or rent at the marketplace.

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Called the Mvskoke in their language, the Creek Indians of Oklahoma continue to practice traditional medicine. In Creek Indian Medicine Ways, David Lewis, a full-blood Mvskoke and practicing medicine man, tells about the medicine tradition that has shaped his life. Born into a family of medicine people, he was chosen at birth to carry on the tradition. He shares his memories here about his childhood training and initiation as a medicine man as well as his remembrances about his father and grandmother, who trained him. Lewis reveals part of the sacred story of the origin of plants and he identifies some of the plants he uses in his cures. He also describes several of the ceremonies his teachers taught him, stressing throughout the sacredness and importance of Mvskoke medicine.

Ann T. Jordan, a Euroamerican anthropologist, documents the place of Lewis's medicine family in the written record. Lewis is the great grandson of Jackson Lewis, who was interviewed in 1910 by anthropologist John Swanton. Jackson Lewis is mentioned numerous times in Swanton's classic works on Mvskoke medicine and culture, published by the Bureau of American Ethnology in the 1920s. David Lewis is the direct inheritor of his great grandfather's medicine knowledge.

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