Saturday, August 13, 2011
NLM: Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness.
In October 2011, the National Library of Medicine will open a new exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness. The exhibition, which will examine concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawai'ians, will feature a healing totem pole intended to promote good health. As a prelude to the exhibition, the totem will travel from Washington state, where it was created, to the NLM, where it will stand. The totem will be transported on a truck and will stop for tribal blessings in nearly a dozen states as it makes its cross-country trip