1st Edition

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

ISBN 9781611327915
Published April 16, 2019 by Routledge
221 Pages

USD $39.95

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Book 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.

Table of Contents

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

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