Native American healing practices can be thought of as antiquated and of little modern use. But in this day of advanced scientific research methods and quest for more natural remedies for common ailments, there is growing evidence that the medical knowledge of early Native Americans is applicable to pharmacological research being conducted today. In looking at the Choctaw Indian tribe, one can understand the advanced medical knowledge of many Native American tribes, and how during times of early contact with settlers, the Choctaw’s medicinal knowledge was sought by white doctors. …

John DeLee

Father, Husband, Current Graduate Student (American History), and former US Army Officer.

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