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By: Boughman, Arvis Locklear
Published ten years ago, this book is the most comprehensive and most easily obtained work on Lumbee herbal remedies. Little has been written on the topic; other sources include masters theses by Mary Margaret Steedly and Edward Mortimer Croom Jr., and newspaper accounts. Some of the individuals interviewed in this book have since died (including Welton Lowry, Vernon Hazel Locklear, Mary Sue Locklear, and Pete "Spotted Turtle" Clark), so it is fortunate that we have this record of their methods. This work combines, with a clear, easy to use arrangement, details about each remedy; each ailment; and each Lumbee healer. An added bonus is the attention to the Lumbee language (both native and current) woven into the text.
From the annotation...
The preface to this book sets the stage with brief overviews of several key topics: how and why the Lumbee use herbal remedies; the importance of Vernon Cooper; the three delivery techniques for herbal remedies (teas, poultices, and salves); the methods used to compile information for the book; a