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Published by F. Watts in New York .
Written in English


  • Indians of North America -- Medicine -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Indians of North America -- Medicine.

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Describes the healing techniques used by various American Indian tribes and explains the theories and beliefs behind these practices.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-62) and index.

StatementKaren Liptak.
SeriesA First book
LC ClassificationsE98.M4 L57 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1859191M
ISBN 100531108686
LC Control Number90012337

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