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Medicine Men, The

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During many months in the late '60s, psychiatrist and anthropologist Thomas Lewis studied with leading Sioux practitioners.

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For the residents of the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, mainstream medical care is often supplemented or replaced by a host of traditional practices: the Sun Dance, the yuwipi sing, the heyok'a ceremony, herbalism, the Sioux Religion, the peyotism of the Native American Church, and other medicines, or sources of healing.

Thomas H. Lewis, a psychiatrist and medical anthropologist, describes those practices as he encountered them in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Author Lewis, Thomas H.
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 221 pp.
Publisher University of Nebraska Press 1990
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