Encyclopedia of Native American Healing |
by William S. Lyon (Author)
From Library Journal
Lyon (social welfare, Univ. of Kansas) here offers an excellent overview of
shamanic healing, a topic that has been largely ignored in the reference
literature. How Native Americans used medicinal plants is not treated, but to
compensate Lyon includes an ethnobotany bibliography with 44 citations.
Alphabetically arranged entries include the tribal origin of the topic as well
as a culture area, which is keyed to the 15 maps so that readers can identify
the location of a tribe's territory. One notable omission from the Southeast map
is the Seminoles, whom the text repeatedly locates in that culture area.
Recommended for academic collections in anthropology or Native American studies.
About the Author
William S. Lyon, Ph.D., is a research associate at the University of Kansas at
Lawrence. For the past twenty-six years, Dr. Lyon's field research has
concentrated on Native American shamanism and sacred ceremonies.
Paperback: 373 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (March 1998)