The University of Arizona Press has just published Red Medicine: Traditional Indigenous Rites of Birthing and Healing by Patrisia Gonzales of the MAS faculty.
From the UA Press notice:
"Patrisia Gonzales addresses "Red Medicine" as a system of healing that includes birthing practices, dreaming, and purification rites to re-establish personal and social equilibrium. The book explores Indigenous medicine across North America, with a special emphasis on how Indigenous knowledge has endured and persisted among peoples with a legacy to Mexico. Gonzales combines her lived experience in Red Medicine as an herbalist and traditional birth attendant with in-depth research into oral traditions, storytelling, and the meanings of symbols to uncover how Indigenous knowledge endures over time. And she shows how this knowledge is now being reclaimed by Chicanos, Mexican Americans and Mexican Indigenous peoples."
For more information, go to: http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/Books/bid2337.htm