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4 things people died from
1. Infection 2.Warfare 3.Food Shortages 4.Diseases
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Women lived longer than men... TRUE/FALSE
FALSE! Many women died through child birth/poor diet/heavy physical work. Most died between the ages of 15-24 years
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Who provided medical care?
Medicine Man - Understood and dealt with spirits. Women - Treated others in the family
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What was used to treat illness?
1. Herbal Remedies 2. Surgery (trephining)
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Each generation passed down herbal recipes to younger generations... TRUE/FLASE
TRUE!
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Charms
Worn to ward off evil spirits
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Their medicine man's usual way of treating the sick:
1. Patient lies down 2. Medicine man sings and chants until patient falls into a trance 3. Medicine man massages sore place until till spirit leaves body 4. Spirit caught in quartz crystal 5.Patient wakes up
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How they believed they became ill and their treatments
Evil spirit entered the body causing the to be ill. Would use trephining to release the evil spirits
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What evidence is there to prove people survived trephining?
One some skulls, it has been found that the bone grew back.
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