Download PDF by Josephine Grant Peters: After the first full moon in April : a sourcebook of herbal

By Josephine Grant Peters

ISBN-10: 1598743643

ISBN-13: 9781598743647

During this notable booklet Josephine Peters, a revered northern California Indian elder and local healer, stocks her substantial, lifelong cultural and plant wisdom. The ebook starts off with Josephine's own and tribal historical past and amassing ethics. Josephine then instructs the reader in medicinal and plant foodstuff arrangements and provides an illustrated catalog of the makes use of and doses of over one hundred sixty crops. At a time of the commercialization of conventional ecological wisdom, Peters offers her wealthy culture on her personal phrases, and based on her religious convictions approximately how her wisdom might be shared. This quantity is key for an individual operating in ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, environmental anthropology, local American experiences, and Western and California tradition and historical past.

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He first met Francis when the two men teamed up to kill a grizzly bear that had been depredating a store south of Trinidad (Wistar 1914: 42, 175–187). In subsequent weeks, the two men traveled and camped together, at one point confronting, at gunpoint, some non-Indians about to execute three Indians who were falsely accused of killing cattle near Trinidad. We had been up the coast some miles above Trinidad to an Indian village where we occasionally got a sea otter skin or two, and were returning to camp by way of Trinidad, the only available mule trail lying through the town.

Massacres of Indians by non-Indians had become commonplace by the time Queen’s mother was born, and she fled, as a grown woman, from Oregon to Salmon River country. Once there, she married a Konomihu, one of the Shasta tribes. 2) (Grant III 1972: 15, III 2000: 12; Wistar 1914: 2). The Brazille family established a cattle ranch and farm, with “abundant quantities of fine fruit and vegetables,” and a mining operation, at Forks of Salmon, where the North and South Forks of the Salmon River meet, about sixteen miles downriver of Somes Bar, near Three Dollar Bar, the place where Josephine would be born seventy-one years later.

That’s why they didn’t want us to bother it. 6 When Josephine attended junior high school in Red Bluff during the 1937–38 school year, her classmates included two sons of a Chinese herbalist, Mr. Yen. She joined the brothers in gathering herbs for their father, incorporating some of them into her repertoire of herbal remedies, including lady slipper and knotweed. 7 Initially, she only used herbal medicines on herself. Within about two years, she had started to prescribe them to others. As word about the effectiveness of Josephine’s herbal remedies spread, she began to receive invitations to share her knowledge with a wider audience, including students at Humboldt State University and the University of California, Riverside.

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