Taking Medicine

Taking Medicine

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Hunters, medicine men, and missionaries continue to dominate images and narratives of the West, even though historians have recognized women's role as colonizer and colonized since the 1980s. Kristin Burnett helps to correct this imbalance by presenting colonial medicine as a gendered phenomenon. Although the imperial eye focused on medicine men, Aboriginal women in the Treaty 7 region served as healers and caregivers ii½ to their own people and to settler society ii½ until the advent of settler-run hospitals and nursing stations. By revealing Aboriginal and settler women's contributions to health care, Taking Medicine challenges traditional understandings of colonial medicine in the contact zone.Katie Pickles and Myra Rutherdale, a€œIntroduction, a€ in Contact Zones: Aboriginal and Settler Women ... Myra Rutherdale, Women and the White Mana#39;s God: Gender and Race in the Canadian Mission Field (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2002), 42-49.

Title:Taking Medicine
Author: Kristin Burnett
Publisher:UBC Press - 2011-07-01

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