From 19th century 'Indian remedies' to New Age spirituality, research explores historical appropriation

Monday, June 12, 2023 - 13:14 in Mathematics & Economics

Sarah Dees pulls several yellow-tinged booklets out of plastic bags. Flipping through one titled "Life Among the Indians," she points out sections on ceremonies and customs. Toward the back are ads for so-called "Indian remedies," products like "Kickapoo Indian Sagwa" and "Kickapoo Indian Worm Killer."

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