Essays Tagged: "Medicine man"

"Ceremony," a story about Tayo, A Native American World War II Veteran

the tangled skein it was now, and he tried many methods, he tried to talk to army psychologists, to Medicine Men, and finally it was the love of a woman, which made him begin to start down his path, t ...

(3 pages) 76 0 1.9 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Review of John G. Neihardt's "Black Elks speaks"

Black Elk Speaks was written in the early 1930's by author John G.Neihardt, after interviewing the medicine man named Black Elk. Neihardt was alreadya published writer, and prior to this particular n ...

(5 pages) 92 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

David Black's book "Medicine Man"

David Black's book Medicine Man chronicles Aaron Kenigsberg's third yearof medical school. In the process of describing ... ic life it teaches thereader three very important things. It educates the reader about the future ofmedicine, it shows how dedicated a doctor must truly be, and it contrasts themedicine of the past wi ... to do quite wellthroughout the book.Overall, this book, with its essays illustrating the effects of medicineon the mind and spirit, begins to truly enlighten the reader on what the future ofmedicine w ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Perspectives on society and culture

gical forces possesed in a chest in the shrine. These forces or magic is supplied through text by a medicine man who holds very high stature among the Nacirema. One part of the body that is seen to be ...

(2 pages) 133 0 3.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

"Black Elk Speaks - As told through John G. Neihard" By Nicholas Black Elk

hen he was nineteen, the voices spoke very aggressively with and out of fear he finally talked to a medicine man about a portion of his vision. It was the first initiative he took for the vision and t ... ith powers. They ran to him for help because this was a hard time for them, many where sick and the medicine men had deep faith in him. He especially earned their admiration when he brought their spir ...

(6 pages) 102 0 4.1 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Hippocrates: The Father of Modern Medicine.

sfavor of the gods, or possession of evil spirits. People believed that man was not responsible for medicine and therefore, had no power to cure illnesses. These early people believed that ailments we ... magic directed against supernatural forces" (Haggard 10). These beliefs gave rise to the shaman and medicine man; spiritual men who tried to rid the patient of demons through herbal concoctions. This ...

(3 pages) 85 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Bryce Courtenay - Power of One - Peekay speaking eulogy for Geel Piet.

as the first to give me what all humans need, unconditional and unreserved love. The legendary Zulu medicine man, Inkosi Inkosikasi, endowed me with a mental refuge, a place where I could draw on my i ...

(5 pages) 51 0 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

A text about the blacfeet indians...

of existence in the northern plains; plentiful buffalo assured them of a strong future. A shaman or medicine man aided the hunt through the powerful use of the tailsman to help lure the buffalo to the ... ell their stories and educate their young people.The most sacred yearly event was the sun dance, or Medicine Lodge Ceremony. As a communal event, the Blackfeet and other Plains tribes would gather in ...

(2 pages) 45 2 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Native American Shaman: The Source of Sacred Knowledge

It is very common for people to confuse shamanism with the type of work done by medicine men and medicine women in tribal societies. Whereas, not all medicine people are shamans. ... d medicine women in tribal societies. Whereas, not all medicine people are shamans. In fact, most medicine men and women are not shamans. Many (shamans) fill social roles more like that of priests. ... ng that comes to mind (to most Westerners) when the word, "Shaman" is used, is witch doctor, magic, medicine man, medium or psychic. Each of these words has its own certain connotation or implication ...

(12 pages) 172 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

American Indian Religious Freedom Act Of 1978

"Some people want the medicine man and woman to share their religious belief in the same manner that priests, rabbis, and ... dealt with this issue of the preservation of a sacred shrine of the Navajo tribe. A group of Navajo medicine men sought sole use of the Rainbow Bridge area in Utah for ceremonies. In doing so they nee ...

(11 pages) 93 0 2.3 Feb/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Body rituals among the Nacirema

f knowledge in the Nacirema culture. Another example could be found in paragraph 4, she states "The medicine women do not give out the potions though, but decide what the ingredients should be..." As ... can see, her country is not developed because we could clearly see that she compares her culture's medicine women with the doctors in the Nacirema culture. More examples could be found in Professor E ...

(2 pages) 72 0 3.4 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

Sudden Unexplained Deaths; A Real Threat: Evaluate how incidents of "sudden death" are explained by researchers.

e Tupinambas, American Indian tribal people, where death could be induced by fright by a so-called "medicine man". A later account of similar events was recorded in 1906 when Leonard, a medical author ... or cursed by the local witch doctors. He continues to mention in his account that no nourishment or medicines that were given to the soldiers had the slightest effect to relieve symptoms or to improve ...

(5 pages) 16 0 3.7 Nov/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Outcasts Of Poker Flat And Banishment

back to his tribe to try and convert others to his newly discovered religion and disputes with the medicine man. This is his major mistake, not only has he gone against his own traditional roots and ... s father and his self. In this story the basis of the exile was that the young man went against the medicine man that represented what the young man had abandoned. In the end this abandonment is what ...

(4 pages) 2379 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Opposition to the use of Marijuana

e United States. Our history of dangerous drugs dates back to the early nineteenth century when the medicine man sold elixirs to the general store in many communities (Gerdes 37). These elixirs were h ...

(5 pages) 31 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Do's And Dont's

ltant for his/her community. Although shamans have many other roles in their communities: sorcerer, medicine man, priest, and psychiatrist, their primary role is to interact between the community and ...

(9 pages) 5 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol


ltant for his/her community. Although shamans have many other roles in their communities: sorcerer, medicine man, priest, and psychiatrist, their primary role is to interact between the community and ...

(9 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Personal Ethics

because no one would be at the office to talk to me or bother me while I was working."Is joy a good medicine man, but the spirit to crush bone dry." (McDaniel, 2004) and this applies to those ideals e ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Jan/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology