By Melissa Jayne Fawcett
Blending autobiography and background, with conventional wisdom and methods of existence, Medicine Trail offers a college of occasions in Tantaquidgeon's lifestyles. We see her adolescence spent studying Mohegan ceremonies and therapeutic tools by the hands of her tribal grandmothers, and her Ivy League schooling and profession within the white male-dominated box of anthropology. We additionally witness her travels to different Indian groups, appearing as either an envoy of her personal tribe and an worker of the federal government's Bureau of Indian Affairs. eventually we see Tantaquidgeon's go back to her cherished Mohegan Hill, the place she cofounded America's oldest Indian-run museum, sporting on her life's dedication to reliable medication and the cultural continuance and renewal of all Indian nations.
Written within the Mohegan oral culture, this e-book bargains a special insider's realizing of Mohegan and different local American cultures whereas discussing the foremost guidelines and developments that experience affected humans all through Indian kingdom within the 20th century. an important departure from conventional anthropological "as informed to" American Indian autobiography, Medicine Trail represents a huge contribution to anthropology, background, theology, women's reviews, and local American studies.
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