2007 National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
A Native Prescription: Balancing Mind, Body & Spirit
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National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month is celebrated to recognize and to educate the public about the intertribal cultures, heritage, history, art, and traditions of the American Indian and Alaska Native people. It is also in recognition of their significant contributions to the American society.
The theme for 2007 National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month is A Native Prescription: Balancing Mind, Body & Spirit. In honor of this month and theme, we have compiled a bibliography featuring books, journal articles and other information resources on Native American healing and traditional medicine.
Allen, Paula Gunn. Grandmothers of the light: a medicine woman's sourcebook, Boston: Beacon Press, 1991. E98.W8 A439
Atwood, Mary Dean. Spirit healing: native American magic & medicine, New York: Sterling Pub. Co., 1991. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Barnes, Linda L. & Sered, Susan Starr. Religion and healing in America, New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. BL65.M4 R436
Buhner, Stephen Harrod. Sacred plant medicine: the wisdom in Native American herbalism, Rochester, VT.: Bear & Co., 2006. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Carson, David. Crossing into medicine country: a journey in Native American healing, New York: Arcade Pub.: Distributed by AOL Time Warner Book Group, 2005. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Davies, Wade. Healing ways: Navajo health care in the twentieth century, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2001. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Densmore, Frances. How Indians use wild plants for food, medicine, and crafts, New York: Dover, 1974. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Densmore, Frances. Menominee music, Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1932. E51 .U6 v.102
Faris, James C. The nightway: a history and a history of documentation of a Navajo ceremonial, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, c1990. E99.N3 F38
Grim, John. The shaman: patterns of Siberian and Ojibway healing, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, c1983. BL2370.S5 G75 1983eb
Grinnell, George Bird. Blackfoot lodge tales: the story of a prairie people, Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1962. E99.S54 G83
Hand, Wayland Debs. American folk medicine: a symposium, Berkeley: University of California Press, c1976. GR880 .U2
Hultkrantz, Åke. Shamanic healing and ritual drama: health and medicine in native North American religious traditions, New York: Crossroad, 1992. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Hutchens, Alma R. Indian herbalogy of North America, Boston: Distributed in the United States by Random House, 1991, 1969. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Kavasch, E. Barrie & Baar, Karen. American Indian healing arts: herbs, rituals, and remedies for every season of life, New York: Bantam Books, 1999. Available at Dekalb County Public Library and through Interlibrary Loan.
Kilpatrick, Jack Frederick & Kilpatrick, Anna Gritts. Notebook of a Cherokee shaman, Washington, D.C: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970. GN1 .S54 no.6
Kunitz, Stephen J. Disease change and the role of medicine: the Navajo experience, Berkeley: University of California Press, c1983. RA448.5.I5 K85
Landes, Ruth. Ojibwa religion and the Midéwiwin, Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1968. E99.C6 L28
Lyon, William S. Encyclopedia of Native American shamanism: sacred ceremonies of North America, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c1998. Ref. E98.M4 L98
Mooney, James. The Swimmer manuscript, Cherokee sacred formulas and medicinal prescriptions, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1932. E51 .U6 v.99
Null, Gary. Secrets of the sacred white buffalo: Native American healing remedies, rites & rituals, Paramus, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Perrone, Bobette, Stockel, H. Henrietta, & Krueger, Victoria. Medicine women, curanderas, and women doctors, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989. Available at Dekalb County Public Library and through Interlibrary Loan.
Ruby, Robert H. & Brown, John Arthur. Indians of the Pacific Northwest: a history, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, c1981. E78.N77 R8
Sandefur, Gary D., Rindfuss, Ronald R. & Cohen, Barney. Changing numbers, changing needs: American Indian demography and public health, Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1996. E98.P76 C53 1996eb
Savinelli, Alfred. Plants of power: Native American ceremony and the use of sacred plants,
Summertown, TN.: Native Voices, 2002. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Tedlock, Dennis & Tedlock, Barbara. Teachings from the American earth: Indian religion and philosophy, New York: Liveright, 1975. E98.R3 T42
Trafzer, Clifford E. & Weiner, Diane. Medicine ways: disease, health, and survival among Native Americans, Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, c2001. E98.M4 M43
Vernon, Irene S. Killing us quietly: Native Americans and HIV/AIDS, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, c2001. RA448.5.I5 V47 2001eb
Vogel, Virgil J. American Indian medicine, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970.
Wyman, Leland Clifton & Kluckhohn, Clyde. Navaho classification of their song ceremonials, New York: Kraus Reprint Co., 1969. GN2 .A22 pt.50
Ywahoo, Dhyani. Voices of our ancestors: Cherokee teachings from the wisdom fire, Boston: Distributed by Random House, 1987. E99.C5 Y98
Ambler, Marjane. Reclaiming Native health. Tribal College Journal, Winter2003, 15 (2)
Begay, R. Cruz. Changes in childbirth knowledge. American Indian Quarterly, Summer/Fall2004, 28 Issue 3/4
Bensoussan, Alan. Are doctors keeping up with the game? Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Dec2005, 11 (6)
Broome, Barbara & Broome, Rochelle. Native Americans: traditional healing. Urologic Nursing, Apr2007, 27 (2)
Cohen, Ken. Native American medicine. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Nov 1998. 4 (6)
Cook, Sarah Jane. Use of traditional Mi'kmaq medicine among patients at a First Nations community health centre. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine, Spring2005, 10 (2)
Diamond, Jared. Anatomy of a ritual. Natural History, Jul2001, 110 (6)
Dufrene, Phoebe M. & Coleman, Victoria D. Art and healing for Native American Indians. Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development, Jul94, 22 (3)
Edwards, Kareth. Native American health. Journal of Cultural Diversity, Summer2005, 12 (2)
Jones, David S. The persistence of American Indian health disparities. American Journal of Public Health, Dec2006, 96 (12)
Kadir, Abdul Hamid. Of roots, barks, paracetamol and edta. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Jul2006, 13 (2)
Kleber, Louis C. Religion among the American Indians: The American Indians' 'medicine' was a spiritual belief as well as a curative. History Today, Feb78, 28 (2)
Kluger, Jeff. A gentle way to wellness. Time, New York: Apr 16, 2001. 157, (15)
Ko, Marnie. Back from the brink (cover story). Report/Newsmagazine (National Edition), 12/04/2000, 27 (15)
Mohawk, John. The earth is our mother. The Conservationist, Albany: Feb 1995. 49, (4)
O'Donnell, Sara Altshul. Ancient healing secrets. Prevention, Oct99, 51 (10)
Pedigo, Jill. Finding the 'meaning' of Native American substance abuse: implications for community prevention. Personnel & Guidance Journal, Jan83, 61 (5)
Sickle, David Van, Morgan, Frank & Wright, Anne L. Qualitative study of the use of traditional healing by asthmatic Navajo families. American Indian & Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2003, 11 (1)
Stevens, Laura. Centre uses culture and tradition to help youth heal. Ontario Birchbak, Nov2005, 4 (9)
Toledo, Suzanne E. & Toledo-Pereyra, Luis H. Early American medicine. Journal of Investigative Surgery, Nov/Dec2003, 16 (6)
Verburg, Peter. Sweetgrass and laser surgery. Alberta Report/Newsmagazine, 9/19/94, 21 (40)
Weiskopf, Jimmy. Healing secrets in a shaman's forest. Americas (English edition), Washington: Jul 1993. 45 (4)
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