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In Precarious Prescriptions, Laurie B. eco-friendly, John Mckiernan-González, and Martin Summers collect essays that position race, citizenship, and gender on the heart of questions about overall healthiness and sickness. Exploring the interaction among ailment as a organic phenomenon, disease as a subjective adventure, and race as an ideological build, this quantity weaves jointly a sophisticated heritage to teach the function that healthiness and drugs have performed during the previous in defining definitely the right citizen.
By growing an complicated portrait of the shut institutions of race, medication, and public healthiness, Precarious Prescriptions is helping us larger comprehend the lengthy and fraught historical past of future health care in the US.
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They later supplemented de Aranda’s scrip with a different remedy, in which physician Ignacio Sendejas incorporated peyote, a plant associated with Native spirituality. Sendejas’s cure became the state’s preferred prescription. 1 Rooted in the Spanish colonial era, Mexicans based their notions of race partly on cultural practices. For Mexicans, Catholic customs were civilized and proper, and they considered anything beyond the Christian cultural realm uncivilized. 2 Mexicans recognized the power and skill of Native healers and continued treating Native healing arts as “superstitions” based on the spiritual character of Native healing.
15 The local region extended south to the Columbia River, north across the Straits of Juan de Fuca from Vancouver Island to the Queen Charlotte Islands, and east through the passes of the Cascade Mountains to the Columbia Plateau. Native and settler worlds mixed with and depended on each other. Around Nisqually, where Theodore Winthrop’s canoe trip with William Tolmie began, Hudson’s Bay tenants and newer American arrivals— known locally as King George men and Bostons, respectively—raised cattle and sheep imported from California.
Smith: A Case Study in the Suppression of Native American Religious Freedom,” Wicazo Sa Review 8, no. 2 (Autumn 1992): 30–39. 2 Complicating Colonial Narratives Medical Encounters around the Salish Sea, 1853–1878 JEN N IF E R S E LT Z smallpox haunted travelers around the Salish Sea in 1853. That summer a small group of people journeyed by canoe from Nisqually, on the southern end of the Sound, to Victoria, across the Straits of Juan de Fuca. This group probably included several men from Hawai‘i, eastern Canada, and villages around the connected bays and waterways that Europeans called Puget Sound, as well as one Scot and, more unusually, one American.