After the first full moon in April : a sourcebook of herbal by Josephine Grant Peters

By Josephine Grant Peters

During this amazing e-book Josephine Peters, a revered northern California Indian elder and local healer, stocks her large, lifelong cultural and plant wisdom. The booklet starts with Josephine's own and tribal heritage and amassing ethics. Josephine then instructs the reader in medicinal and plant nutrition arrangements and gives an illustrated catalog of the makes use of and doses of over one hundred sixty crops. At a time of the commercialization of conventional ecological wisdom, Peters offers her wealthy culture on her personal phrases, and in response to her religious convictions approximately how her wisdom could be shared. This quantity is key for an individual operating in ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, environmental anthropology, local American reviews, and Western and California tradition and background.

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She served as guardian for as many as five children at a time, until her large home was destroyed in the 1964 flood. 14). On October 28, 1980, Josephine adopted Quetta Peters (Cree). In 1992, she decided to become the guardian of Jene McCovey, whom she took in as a baby: I was getting old. It was time to retire. I turned around and got another one. â•›. I started all over again [laughs]. As a mother, Josephine emphasized the importance of education and good employment. She delighted in each child’s graduation and reveled in each professional accomplishment.

33 34 CH AP TER one In keeping with a personal focus of this ethnobotany, Josephine’s own words have been interspersed throughout the text. You’ll find these highlighted in italics. Paternal Family History Frank A. Grant III, Josephine’s nephew, has traced the family’s lineage back to 1759, with the birth of Francois Joseph Annance (Abenaki), who married Marie Josephete Thomas, also Abenaki. Three generations later, on November 28, 1827, Josephine’s paternal great-grandfather, Francis (Frank) Brazille/Lagrave, was born in French Canada to Francis Brazille/Lagrave (born ca.

Motherhood Place, culture, extended family, and community have been interconnected constants throughout Josephine’s life, as they have been for her people across millennia. At once self-sufficient yet also part of an interdependent system of daily interactions— with people and with the landscape—the values of giving, caring, and sharing have suffused Josephine’s life. Josephine’s daughter Cheryl Gerchia Beck was born in 1943. Cheryl’s father Thomas Gerchia (Garcia) died in World War II. Daughter Tamara C.

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