Native American Traditional and Alternative Medicine

  title={Native American Traditional and Alternative Medicine},
  author={Susan L. Johnston},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={195 - 213}
  • Susan L. Johnston
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Sociology
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Native American traditional medicine is alive and vibrant in many North American societies, although not all. These traditions coexist with other forms of healing, and the particular patterns of existence, interaction, and meaning vary among groups. The literature examining these issues is likewise diverse. This article explores, through a selective review of the recent literature, how social and behavioral scientists, among others, are focusing their investigations of traditional and… 
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