Date of Award
Master of Arts
Diane Price Herndl
This work will explore the concept of "native medicine" and how its various definitions and implications present themselves in two major works of Pueblo Indian literature. First, we will look at sickness as presented in Frank Waters' The Man Who Killed the Deer. Next, we will examine a cure in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony. Finally, we will examine recovery through the lenses of a number of critical works. I will show how cultural hybrids use medicine in these works to improve their knowledge of the Earth and its people, and how they heal themselves and strengthen their bonds with their communities. We will explore their connections with race, we will investigate the dividing line between "Indian" and "White," and we will see how culture affects our definitions of medicine and healing.
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Matthew Lorn Abbott
Abbott, Matthew Lorn, "Healing the borders: Pueblo medicine and cultural hybrids in Frank Waters' The Man Who Killed the Deer and Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony" (2008). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 15332.