Frank Hamilton Cushing
ALMOST A LIFE, OR SAVED BY THE INDIANS: A TRUTHFUL STORY OF LIFE AMONG OUR WESTERN INDIANS.

Alternate title: FRANK CUSHING'S STORY. HOW THE GREAT INDIAN SAGWA SAVED THE LIFE OF THE FAMOUS ETHNOLOGIST. New York: s.n., ca. 1880.

Purchased from the Elinor E. Malic Bequest

This colorful 27-page pamphlet purports to relate the experiences of Frank Cushing (1857-1900) among the Zuni Indians. Cushing performed early anthropological research at Zuni, prior to the recognition of the discipline as a formal area of scientific inquiry.

[pamphlet front cover]
pamphlet front cover
[xE99 Z9 C67 1880 front cover]
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pamphlet back cover
[xE99 Z9 C67 1880 back cover]
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[xE99 Z9 C67 1880 p. 27]

In this publication Cushing shamelessly promotes the healing powers of various Indian oils and remedies as "A Safe Sure and Speedy Relief from all Nervous and Inflammatory Diseases;" and "A Doctor in Your House for Toothache, Headache, Earache, Sore Throat, Chilblains, Burns, Freezes, Cuts, Sprains, Bruises, Neuraliga and Rheumatic Pains, Colic, Cholera Morbus, Diarrhoea, Dysentery Cramps in Stomach or Limbs, and all Sudden or Acute Pains, External or Internal."

These wonder drugs were available at wholesale and retail druggists throughout the United States and from the Head Office of Healy & Bigelow, Kickapoo Indian Remedies, in New Haven, Connecticut.

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