Life Among the Indians

New York: Great American Engraving and Printing, 1886.

This work contains short descriptions of the life and customs of various Indian tribes heavily interspersed with advertisements for Kickapoo Indian Indian patent medicines and instructions for their use.  The topics covered include an article on Red Jacket, the Last of the Senecas; Striking the post, the Indian mode of recruiting for war; the Death-Whoop; Transporting the Wounded; Indian Burial; Medicine-Man; Medicine-Dance of the Winnebagoes; Dacota Encampment; Dacota Village; Dance to the Giant; Dog Dance of the Dacotas; Shhoting Fish; Kickapoo Indian Woman Dressing a Buffalo-Skin; Indian Sugar Camp; and Indians in Council.  In addition to these articles about Indian culture, this work contains explanatory paragraphs on a variety of diseases and conditions.  These paragraphs include treatment suggestions where applicable.  Finally, this work has numerous footnotes giving advertisements and treatments for other ailments and diseases.  The work concludes with six pages of advertisements followed by three pages of facts worth remembering, which include simple interest rules, the origin of the dollar, how to
measure corn in a crib, hay in a mow, etc., the strength of ice of different thicknesses, notable bridges of the work, the depth of the ocean, the metric system, Biblical facts and figures, tables of weights and measures, and rulers of the world.

Subjects: Indians of North America--Social life and customs; Kickapoo Indians--Medicine; Patent medicines--United States; Herbs, therapeutic use.


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