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A Cree healer and his medicine bundle : revelations of indigenous wisdom

Author: David E Young; Robert Dale Rogers; Russell Willier
Publisher: Berkeley, California : North Atlantic Books, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Russell Willier; Russell Willier; Russell Willier
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Young; Robert Dale Rogers; Russell Willier
ISBN: 9781583949030 1583949038
OCLC Number: 922953367
Description: xiii, 223 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps, colour portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Russell Willier, Cree healer --
Chapter one. Willier's life as a healer --
Becoming a medicine man --
Approaching a healer --
My cosmology --
Native medicine --
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. Willier's 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: Index of common English names for the plants used by Willier --
Appendix C: Index of Cree names for the plants used by Willier --
Appendix D: Index of English names used by willier for the plants he uses.
Responsibility: David Young, Robert Rogers, Russell Willier.

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"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

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