Curandero, sabio, vidente, hombre viejo, partera y rezandero:oficios de especialistas rituales nahuas de Chicontepec

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Location: 
History Conference Room, 6275 Bunche Hall, UCLA

Eduardo de la Cruz will present on traditional medicinal practices by indigenous communities across Mexico. According to de la Cruz, traditional medicine can be understood as a set of systems and processes of attention to good health. It is a set of materials and symbolic artifacts used based on beliefs and practices developed by the wise to combat the various diseases and imbalances perceived to affect the human body. In present day, many men and women can be found developing traditional medicine amongst the Nahua communities of Chicontepec, Veracruz, located in the Huasteca Veracruzana region.

This event is sponsored by the UCLA Latin American Institute and co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese, the UCLA American Indian Studies Center, and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

This event is free and open to the public

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