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Gonzales, Patrisia
Red medicine : traditional indigenous rites of birthing and healing / Patrisia Gonzales
Alternate Title Traditional indigenous rites of birthing and healing
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E98.R3 G66 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Indians of North America -- Rites and ceremonies
Indians of Mexico -- Rites and ceremonies
Traditional medicine -- North America
Traditional medicine -- Mexico
Birth customs -- North America
Birth customs -- Mexico
Healing -- North America
Healing -- Mexico
Subject North America -- Social life and customs
Mexico -- Social life and customs
Physical Description xxv, 273 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction : Spiderwoman called up this knowledge -- Anatomy of learning : yauhtli, peyotzin, tobacco, and maguey -- Birth ceremony : storying sacred knowledge -- Ceremony of memory : the call and response -- Ceremony of sweeping : symbols as medicine -- Ceremony of the land : ¿Y dónde está tu ombligo? -- Ceremony of time : time as medicine -- Dreaming ceremony : medicine dreams -- Curing ceremony : spiders in her hair -- Ceremony of return
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-266) and index
Series First peoples (2010)

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