After the First Full Moon in April: A Sourcebook of Herbal Medicine from a California Indian Elder, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

After the First Full Moon in April

A Sourcebook of Herbal Medicine from a California Indian Elder, 1st Edition

By Josephine Grant Peters, Beverly Ortiz

Routledge

221 pages

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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

Endnotes

References

Plant Index

Subject Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General