By Josephine Grant Peters
During this remarkable booklet Josephine Peters, a respected northern California Indian elder and local healer, stocks her huge, lifelong cultural and plant knowledge. The booklet starts off with Josephine's personal and tribal heritage and gathering ethics. Josephine then instructs the reader in medicinal and plant food preparations and bargains an illustrated catalog of the makes use of and doses of over a hundred and sixty vegetation. At a time of the commercialization of conventional ecological wisdom, Peters provides her wealthy culture on her personal phrases, and in line with her religious convictions approximately how her wisdom can be shared. This quantity is vital for somebody operating in ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, environmental anthropology, local American experiences, and Western and California tradition and heritage.
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As word about the effectiveness of Josephine’s herbal remedies spread, she began to receive invitations to share her knowledge with a wider audience, including students at Humboldt State University and the University of California, Riverside. 17. Josephine, wearing a necklace she made, sharing the uses of a pressed herbs with school children. Photo courtesy Josephine Peters. doctors. This included three visits to South America to study with herbalists there. I’ve gone to Canada a couple of times on it.
Photo courtesy Josephine Grant Peters. At Butler Flat, Hugh and Ellen raised nine children, two of whom died young. Josephine’s father Frank A. 4) (Frank Grant III 1972: 15–16, 19). 5. Josephine Peters and daughter Cheryl at the Old Home Place, with Josephine’s mother Maggie Bennett holding Cheryl’s daughter Colette, 1963. Photo courtesy Josephine Peters. Maternal Family History Josephine’s mother Maggie Bennett was born May 24, 1902, to George Bennett (1877–1934) and Louise Nelson (1881–1966).
Queen’s grandmother, who was raised in Yreka, married a Rouge River Indian, who brought her to his southern Oregon homeland, where they raised a large family. Massacres of Indians by non-Indians had become commonplace by the time Queen’s mother was born, and she fled, as a grown woman, from Oregon to Salmon River country. Once there, she married a Konomihu, one of the Shasta tribes. 2) (Grant III 1972: 15, III 2000: 12; Wistar 1914: 2). The Brazille family established a cattle ranch and farm, with “abundant quantities of fine fruit and vegetables,” and a mining operation, at Forks of Salmon, where the North and South Forks of the Salmon River meet, about sixteen miles downriver of Somes Bar, near Three Dollar Bar, the place where Josephine would be born seventy-one years later.
After the first full moon in April: a sourcebook of herbal medicine from a California Indian elder by Josephine Grant Peters