1st Edition

After the First Full Moon in April A Sourcebook of Herbal Medicine from a California Indian Elder

    222 Pages
    by Routledge

    221 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Preface, Beverly Ortiz
    Acknowledgments, Beverly Ortiz
    Spirit People, Darlene Marshall
    The Peppernut, Josephine Peters
    The Peppernut Story, Vivien Hailstone, as retold by Darlene Marshall
    Chapter 1. A Life Well Lived, Beverly Ortiz
    Chapter 2. Gathering Ethics, Jennifer L. Kalt with Bryan Colegrove and Kathleen McCovey
    Chapter 3. Herbal Medicines and Native Plant Foods
    Chapter 4. The Plants
    Chapter 5. Non-herbal Cures
    Plant Index
    Subject Index


    Peters, Josephine Grant; Ortiz, Beverly