In every profession there is usually an assistant. And so it is that Seminole medicine men and women call upon people who have a special knowledge of certain plants, roots, barks, and other items that need to be collected for tAlice Snow belongs to the very special small group of people who have this knowledge. 9/1/2015 168 pages (1922-2008) was a respected elder of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Speaking English, Creek, and Mikasuki, she worked all her life as a translator and herbalist for the Seminole Tribe of Florida and as a liaison between Seminole traditional doctors and the Seminole people. $8.95 Reviews (8) $12.95Paper: $19.95 $26.95 $28.00 $45.00 $28.00University Press of Florida: Healing PlantsMedicine of the Florida Seminole IndiansAlice Micco Snow and Susan Enns Stans"A revealing book that examines . . . the healing arts of tribal culture."â€”American Indian Quarterly"Seminole elder Alice Micco Snow and anthropologist Susan Enns Stans capture the essence of Seminole ethnomedicine and ethnobotany, providing a glimpse of a fascinating past, as well as a view of the vibrancy these traditions continue to have in contemporary Seminole communities."-- Cynthia R. Kasee, University of South FloridaThe first published record of Florida Seminole herbal medicine and ancient healing practices, Healing Plants is a colorfully illustrated compendium of knowledge and practices passed down orally to Alice Snow from generations of her Native American ancestors.The authorsâ€™ overview of Seminole history, native medicine, and the life of Snow, a Seminole herbalist (illustrated with personal photographs) places the healing practices in their cultural context and describes actual treatments. Charts with plant names in Creek, Mikasuki, and English and lists of plant properties with their common and botanical names offer easy refeHerbal treatments include those intended for babies, for people who have had a hysterectomy, a stroke, blackouts or shortness of breath, "monkey sickness," alligator bites, or a speeding heart, people who have pain or have been ill for a long time, who like to sleep all the time or canâ€™t sleep because of worry or bad dreams, who are pregnant or "on the wagon" or have Alice Micco SnowSusan Enns Stans, now retired, was assistant professor of anthropology at Florida Gulf Coast University and worked actively with the Seminole staff on education issues and college classes.