The National Library of Medicine plans an exhibit of Native American healing practices this fall. In preparation, its physician-director met and questioned nine renowned Indian medicine men in Bismarck, ND, a rare encounter.
By Mary Annette Pember
Opening in October at the Library’s headquarters, the exhibit will feature interviews of 90 traditional healers and leaders from Hawaii, Alaska and the lower 48 states. Over 50 tribes are represented in the exhibit which has been created over a period of six years. The exhibit will also be available at the Library’s Online Exhibitions and Digital Project website.
For more on Native health, see "Let's Move! In Indian Country" and Native CHAT Film Festival.
Below: "Chief Leonard Crow Dog, Sicangu Lakota medicine man, spoke about the spiritual dimension of healing." (Mary Annette Pember)