Monday, August 6, 2018

Delaware #2

The Native Americans who were the first people in Delaware were the Lenni Lenape.  They were located all up and down the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  We have been looking at the art of Native Americans around the country so far so let's take a look at some of their medical solutions.  Most of them seem to involve roots and bark which makes sense since these were at hand.  Some of these remedies seem to have been proved to have merit in other cultures, and since it is always advisable to do something when someone is in physical distress, the mere application of a poultice may have worked restorative properties or drawn out the poison.  Imagine instead of being in a hospital you were in a tent with this ritual going on.  Might be just the ticket to scare away dis-ease!