Book: Songs for Indian Medicine by Mitch Battesecategories: Book, Spirituality, Indian Reservation, Social Work, Mental Health, American Indian, Indian, American, Spiritual, Medicine, Socialwork, Native American
Mitch Batteseabout this book: The book is about Native American spirituality. It was inspired by events and beliefs on various Indian reservations. It has taken over 30 years to complete the novel. Much of the background was also inspired by actual social work and mental health cases conducted over 38 years of work on various Indian reservations. This novel is "gritty," realistic, and will leave you bewildered about Native spirituality. Songs for Indian Medicine is a riveting and perplexing story of the fragmentation of American Indian communities, families and culture. Written by an American Indian counselor and psychotherapist, the story merges the complex lives of three women and their families in a way that leads the reader into a maze of Native life on and off Indian reservations. The reader is challenged to separate reality from mysticism as the three women journey into the disappearing culture of medicine-men and women who are slowly vanishing. The story is about the confusing and bewildering tracks of those who survive poverty, abuse and neglect.
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