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Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness

Understanding Native people's ideas about wellness and general health is a complex process, and this online exhibit does a good job of providing an introduction to the subject. Created by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the website has an introductory video and welcome message from Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, the director of the NLM. After this, visitors should click on the "Exhibition" tab. Here they can browse through four sections (such as "Healing Ways") to learn about the transformations of Native populations' ideas about health, death, and healers over the centuries. The "Timeline" tab provides a detailed look at events from 100,000 BC to the present day that have shaped Native peoples' perceptions of these related phenomena. The site is rounded out by a "Resources" area, which includes lesson plans and a list of suggested readings.
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January 20th, 2012
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January 20th, 2012
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January 20th, 2012 at 10:05am
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January 25th, 2012 at 1:20pm
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