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Ethnohistory (2000) 47 (2): 499–502.
Published: 01 April 2000
... monographic debuts, and the interdisciplinary appeal of their books should win them a large audience. Tseng 2000.5.23 11:03 Book Reviews 499 Colonizing Bodies: Aboriginal Health...
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Ethnohistory (2002) 49 (4): 878–880.
Published: 01 October 2002
...: Navajo Health Care in the Twentieth Century. By Wade Davies. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, xv + pp., maps, tables, halftones, notes, references, index. cloth.) Sarah Strauss, University of Wyoming...
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Ethnohistory (2011) 58 (1): 143–148.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of illustrations, foreword, introduction, references, contributors, index. $26.95 paper.) Edited by Suzanne J. Crawford O'Brien. (Westport, CT: Praegar, 2008. xii + 236 pp., series foreword, foreword, preface, introduction, afterword, index. $49.95 cloth.) Review Essay Linking Native American Health...
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Ethnohistory (2015) 62 (2): 263–284.
Published: 01 April 2015
... to a vast array of fruits, vegetables, and game meats, and until the Civil War, their health problems appeared to be maladies such as wounds, parasites, contagious diseases, and illnesses associated with unsanitary conditions. Around the mid-1860s, natives' diets began changing in two ways: either...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (3): 659–661.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Manuella Meyer Diseased Relations: Epidemics, Public Health, and State-Building in Yucatán, Mexico, 1847–1924 . By McCrea Heather . ( Albuquerque : University of Mexico Press , 2011 . 288 pp., acknowledgments, afterword, illustrations, map, bibliography, index . $27.95 paper...
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Ethnohistory (2008) 55 (4): 609–632.
Published: 01 October 2008
..., and many Tzeltal and Tzotzil indigenous communities, the INI employed bilingual indigenous “cultural promoters” to negotiate its programs in education, road construction, and public health. As it turns out, the INI's most innovative negotiating tool was a bilingual hand-puppet troupe, the Teatro Petul...
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Ethnohistory (2005) 52 (2): 371–406.
Published: 01 April 2005
... to this population. In the process, a new knowledge about native health was created that saw disease as both a racialized and a gendered phenomenon. Hoping to apply these linkages to a broader population, the medical community advanced assimilative and hybridizing strategies to improve native health by eradicating...
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Ethnohistory (2024) 71 (1): 63–86.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Matthew J. Sparacio Abstract The presence of chilakwa (smallpox) in Choctaw villages between 1747 and 1748 complicated factionalism and civil war. Utilizing Sharla Fett’s approach to health culture—defined as “the social relations of healing”—this article outlines how eighteenth-century Choctaws...
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Ethnohistory (2000) 47 (1): 205–225.
Published: 01 January 2000
... for the fertility of the universe in which the health of people and the land reflected the state of moral order in Huli society. Failure in social behaviour, which could be gauged from the declining condition of the “skin” of the land, was attributed to an inexorable process of loss of the knowledge of customary...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (4): 647–666.
Published: 01 October 2019
... curanderos to improve her poor health. The article is an invaluable record of contemporary, indigenous healing dialogue and traditions, some of which have similarities with colonial-era practices. It is an example of a collaboration between an ethnohistorian and an indigenous scholar writing her own history...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (4): 623–645.
Published: 01 October 2019
... cultural concepts of illness. This article uses colonial and modern ethnographic sources to illuminate enduring Mesoamerican concepts of health and sickness. The chaos and loss of life connected to the first epidemic in 1520 contributed significantly to the fall of Tenochtitlan. This article reveals how...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (4): 721–744.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to the knowledge of colonial Yucatec Maya women through the interpretation of documentary evidence of three indigenous rites meant to facilitate women’s perinatal health and successful childbirth. This evidence is contained in the eighteenth-century collection of healing chants known as the “ritual of the bacabs...
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Ethnohistory (2024) 71 (1): 87–112.
Published: 01 January 2024
... steeped in tensions around Indigeneity, religion, and parental rights. Drawing on newspapers and other colonial records, the article examines how different Nahua families responded, centering their concerns and expectations—of immunization and religious and public health officials—to reframe critical...
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Ethnohistory (2024) 71 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2024
... phase of a smallpox epidemic that ravaged communities of Indigenous survivors. More lives were lost to smallpox than to combat, particularly as the disease permeated prisoner camps. A general lack of concern for the health of Indigenous prisoners punctuated their experience of dispossession at the hands...
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Ethnohistory (2024) 71 (2): 195–225.
Published: 01 April 2024
... to pactinemiliztli (health). In the seventeenth century, Spanish priest Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón went on a campaign against ololiuhqui and its users that lasted more than two decades. Early in his war against ololiuhqui, the priest became ill, and some Nahuas in his parish viewed his cocoliztli as a result of his...
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Ethnohistory (2009) 56 (4): 733–739.
Published: 01 October 2009
... Thomson. (New York: Verso, 2007. xxiv + 217 pp., introduction, maps, notes, bibliography, index. $22.95 paper.) Unequal Cures: Public Health and Political Change in Bolivia, 1900– 1950. By Ann Zulawski. (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007. 253 pp., introduction, illustrations, notes...
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Ethnohistory (2018) 65 (2): 334–335.
Published: 01 April 2018
... story. That story is about “stupid deaths,” in this case from rabies, governmental prejudice and structural violence, indigenous families’ and health practitioners’ rational and good-faith attempts to heal their dying children, and the need for protecting those not yet infected by a disease...
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Ethnohistory (2000) 47 (2): 469–481.
Published: 01 April 2000
... into subjects as diverse as Indian families, Indian health, medicine, women’s experience, schooling, and resource management, these historical adventurers had few sign posts or predeces- sors’ trails to guide them. (Only Brenda...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (1): 213–214.
Published: 01 January 2016
... an introductory overview of seigneurial plantation society through the abolition of slavery, Blake moves to his core interest in the racialized construction of nordestinos as a backward population. He elucidates how this view was articulated in different ways by anthropolo- gists, physicians, public health...
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Ethnohistory (2002) 49 (4): 880–885.
Published: 01 October 2002
... of the chang- ing health care status of the Navajo population. We learn, in the words of many different individuals, what it was like to experience both sides of the interaction between biomedicine and traditional healing during...