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Author Young, David E. (David Earl)

Title A Cree healer and his medicine bundle : revelations of indigenous wisdom / David Young, Robert Rogers, Russell Willier.

Publication Info. Berkeley, California : North Atlantic Books, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 WILLIER,R YOU    DUE 08-17-20 Billed
Description xiii, 223 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
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Summary "Details the life and healing practices of medicine man Russell Willier, with extensive photographs and materials on the plants used by Willier in addition to valuable information on the active ingredients in these plants and their uses in alternative therapies"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Part I. Russell Willier, Cree healer -- Chapter one. Willier's life as a healer -- Becoming a medicine man -- Approaching a healer -- My cosmology -- Grandmothers and grandfathers -- Collecting plants -- Common problems treated -- Survival of Native medicine -- Working with non-Native doctors -- The future -- Chapter two. Ecological issues important to Willier -- Clearcut -- Fish -- Ducks -- Moose and deer -- Plants -- Fires -- Chapter three. My favourite healing stories -- Near death experiences of patients -- Predicaments in which healers can find themselves -- Part II. Russell Willier's medicine bundle -- Chapter four. Field trip, summer 2011 -- Chapter five. Plants used by Russell Willier -- Part III. The efficacy of Native medicine -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Maps of areas where Willier collects his herbs -- Appendix B: Common English names for the plants used by Willier -- Appendix C: Cree names for the plants used by Willier -- Appendix D: English names used by willier for the plants he uses.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Willier, Russell.
Willier, Russell -- Philosophy.
Cree Indians -- Biography.
Shamans -- Alberta -- Biography.
Medicinal plants -- Alberta.
Cree Indians -- Medicine.
Traditional medicine -- Alberta.
Added Author Rogers, Robert Dale, 1950-
Willier, Russell.
ISBN 9781583949030 (paperback)
1583949038 (paperback)
9781583949047 (ebook)

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