Posted by Goody Sandy on February 14, 2000 at 04:11:40:
In Reply to: Re: Medicine Women posted by Jayne on February 13, 2000 at 18:41:33:
: Goody Sandy,
: Such interesting info. I'm a pediatric nurse, and I enjoy reading how things used to be. Many of the plants mentioned are native in Indiana and were used here for some of the same medicinal purposes. And of course, who wouldn't be impressed by the childbirth methods of Native American women back then? Reminds me of Mary Draper in "Follow the River" who had her baby on the trail after being taken captive by Shawnee Indians. They were impressed because she handled her delivery in the manner they were accustomed; she was very respected by her captives and treated well as a result.
: Thanks for posting this.
You're welcome Jayne.
When I read that it also reminded me of "Follow the River," and how astonished Mary was when Wildcat related to her, in a rather humorous way, the story about childbirth practices of the Shawnee.
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