Healers on the Mountain: and Other Myths of Native American Medicine

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Sunstone Press, Jul 25, 2012 - Social Science - 220 pages
A unique characteristic of Native American medicine is the belief that each patient holds a different spirit, and that the healing can only work when it affects the individual spirit. Mythology is essential to this healing process. The belief stories within these pages reflect a culture that holds both poignant and alarming lessons. Readers of this book will discover the intriguing past and knowledge of Native American history and beliefs which are more enlightening than they may have previously realized. TERESA PIJOAN was raised as a young child on San Juan Pueblo Reservation in New Mexico by her Barcelona born father and her New York born mother. When Teresa was twelve years old, her family moved to Nambe Indian Reservation. She also spent several summers with her adopted aunt at Hopi. As a University of New Mexico at Valencia history professor, Teresa Pijoan, PhD, is an internationally acclaimed author, storyteller, and lecturer. She has won many awards for her teaching and her publications. Her other books from Sunstone Press are “American Indian Creation Myths,” “Pueblo Indian Wisdom,” “Ways of Indian Magic,” and “Dead Kachina Man.”
 

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Contents

Preface
11
Dreams and Medicine
17
Cherokee Dreams of Respect Cherokee
18
Cedar Tree Medicine Yuchi Cherokee
23
Hozini Chant Naoaho
26
Kiowa Medicine House Kiowa
32
BuflaloDung Boy Montana Blackfeet
36
Anikutani Tsia Puehlo
39
GiantWhoEatsChildren Puehlo
109
AniTsaguhi Bear Chants Cherokee
112
Megis Mide
115
Midewiwin of the Ojihwa Ojibwa
117
Vision Quests
121
Tusayan Walpi Hopi
123
Mountain Way Zuni
126
Black Turtle Chant Puehlo
128

Uktena Cherokee
41
Dasigiyagi Cherokee
43
Delaware Hunter Ojihwa
44
Myths
47
Male Healing Keres
50
Creation and Emergence Puehlo
57
Ololowishka Keres
68
Mactahotcanyi Tanoan
71
Sacred Sisters Puehlo
73
Raven EskimoAleut
80
Maple Syrup and Menstruation M enomini
84
The Old Children Shoshone
87
Chants
91
Medicine of the Old Ones Old Puehlo
93
K a nashkule Santa AnaKeres
95
Sikassige Mide
98
Hummingbird Guiana
101
The Contest Hopi
103
Hopi Cloud Swallozoer Hopi
104
Shoomehcoolie Hopi
106
Paiyatumas First Commandments Hopi
130
Nokomis of the Menomini Menomini
133
Earth Magician Vision Pima
137
Cherokee Healing Cherokee
142
Ahsonnutli Navaho
145
Hasjelti and Hostjoghon Naoaho
149
Naiyenesgony and Tohaidischinni Naoaho
153
Wind Mountain Brothers Hopi
157
Healers on the Mountain Empoli
162
Guiana Medicine and the Crows Guiana
170
Healing Myths
175
Guiana Healers Guiana
177
Woloerines Sister EskimoAleut
181
Thunder Being Omaha and Ponka
183
Arapaho Woman and the Butterflies Arapaho
184
Kotcininako Old Keres
187
Skeleton Boy Iroquois
196
Waterjar Boy Cochiti Pueblo
201
Story Notes
211
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 Teresa Pijoan was raised as a young child on San Juan Pueblo Reservation in New Mexico by her Barcelona born father and her New York born mother. When Teresa was twelve years old, her family moved to Nambe Indian Reservation. She also spent several summers with her adopted aunt at Hopi. As a University of New Mexico at Valencia history professor, Teresa Pijoan, PhD, is an internationally acclaimed author, storyteller, and lecturer. She has won many awards for her teaching and her publications. Her other books from Sunstone Press are "American Indian Creation Myths," "Pueblo Indian Wisdom," "Ways of Indian Magic," and "Dead Kachina Man."

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