Gordon Wasson, Reid Kaplan, Keewaydinoquay Peschel speaking
about Miskwedo (Amanita Muscaria)
These tracks were taken from a tape
given to me by Paul Freeman of San Francisco. A friend of
his taped this at the conference "Hallucinogens in Native America"
held in San Francisco 9-28 to 10-1, 1978. I think this tape
is fascinating and want to make it available to others. Speakers on this tape are Gordon
Wasson, Reid Kaplan, Keewaydinoquay
To play the tracks click on them in the mp3 player below.
From the Publisher of "Puhpohwee for the People: A
Narrative Account of Some Uses of Fungi among the Ahnishinaabeg" Author: Keewaydinoquay Peschel Keewaydinoquay is an Ahnishinaabe
herbalist & shaman who, in her childhood, was apprenticed to
the famous Ahnishinaabe herbalist, Nodjimahkwe, thus falling
heir to the traditional knowledge of the plant world among her
people. The native peoples of America actually believe that
there is an herb to meet every possible need. The word
PUH-POH-WEE is an old Algonkian term that means 'to swell up in
stature suddenly & silently from an unseen source of power.'
It is particularly suitable when referring to fungi. The
Ahnishinaabeg can find a potential PUH-POH-WEE in their ancient
cultural heritage. This is a book about the harmony of tribal
life in which Keewaydinoquay weaves the medicinal uses of fungi
with tales from her own life. Keewaydinoquay is well-known in
medicinal circles & tribal organizations in the Lake
Michigan & Lake Superior area, also having connections with
institutions interested in the anthropology & history of
that area. She has a Master of Education degree from Wayne State
University. She is the only resident on Miniss Kitigan in Lake
Michigan, where some hundreds of her people once lived. (Miniss
Kitigan is the northern-most island of the Amikogenda
Keewaydinoquay Peschel was born
around 1919 and died on July 21, 1999.