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Cajun Traiteurs Watch KPLCTV tonight and Tuesday at 6pm Mr. E’s & Ms. C’s Louisiana History Class Monday, February. 22, 2010 Houma/Native American Traiteur
Past S.S. LEAP questions “How would your grandmother / mother / aunt treat a “bee sting” or “an ear infection”, or “a nose bleed?” Use the lines on your sheet to describe had they would solve the problem with out ‘store bought’ medicines’. On what Continent would you find the following landmarks? 1.The Great Pyramids 2.The Great Wall 3.The Outback 4.Death Valley 5.Amazon River 2/22/10
Vocabulary: Traiteur - Cajun French or treater in English, healers in South Louisiana draw their practices from three ethnic groups: the Cajun/European- American, Houma/Native-American and Creole/African-American. Faith healing - Many believe it is a gift from God and look for no other explanation. Traditional healing often involves plants and is based on centuries of trial and error. Payment - A traiteur cannot ask for payment, but some will accept gifts that are offered. Vocabulary
Fact # 2 Fact #1 Cajun/ European Traiteur – Trai`teur - It would not be uncommon for a sick person to see a medical doctor, a traiteur and, also, say a novena (a Catholic prayer ritual involving saying a number of prayers for nine days) and use applicable herbs.
Fact # 3 Fact #2 Houma/Native American Traiteur – Being a traiteur is a science, just one that is not documented on paper or studied in chemistry labs. And others look for a psychological explanation saying that it works because of the healing power of the belief in the people in their traiteur.
Fact # 4 Creole/African-American Traiteur - The traiteur tradition is not a part of the "voodoo" religion or practice, even though some of its methods are similar to the Afro- Caribbean voodoo practices. While voodoo is a more urban tradition in South Louisiana, traiteur is a rural tradition found in the bayou and marsh areas Fact #3
Fact # 5 Fact #4 Faith healing - Many believe their “healing comes from God”. The traiteur tradition of Southern Louisiana has developed through the exchange and adoption of the herbal, faith and magical traditional healing practices of these distinct cultural groups. Faith is the main element and some traiteurs are essentially "pray-ers" for the sick.
“Medicaments” – Many of the ‘healing’ powers of early traiteurs come from their apprenticing with early healers. They knew what herbs, roots, plants had special powers – no difference than today’s doctors and their use of pills and liquids – almost all made from plants. Fact #5
Vigilantes – Sometimes the new Americans who were coming to south Louisiana did not understand the “old ways” and tried to run the traiteurs off the land or out of the area. They forced many to go to Texas and simply killed others. Fact #6
What remedies do you know right now? What one’s have your parent(s) used? Did it work? Why did it work? Why did it NOT work? What store bought meds do the same thing? Where did the remedy come from? Watch KPLCTV tonight and Tuesday at 6pm Fact #-
Your assignment for Thursday will be to collect 10 Traiteur or home remedies from your mother, father, grandparent, or great-grandparent. These remedies MUST include FIVE of these: nose bleed, cure for warts, toothache, bee sting, earache, upset stomach, cough, signs of being pregnant. – NO STORE REMEDIES!!! Assignment DUE THURSDAY AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!! NEATNESS COUNTS AS HALF (50%) OF THE GRADE! My Family’s Home Remedies Home Remedies or Traiterisms
Home Remedies Those five will be added to FIVE ADDITIONAL remedies of their own. They will be combined in booklet form with a drawing of each remedy. Lettering MUST BE IN BLACK INK and drawings MUST BE COLORED IN PENCIL COLORS. Booklet will be bound with ribbon or colored string. Booklet MUST BE 5 ½ x 8 ½ - no larger or smaller and NO FEWER than 6 pages. NO BOOKLET will be excepted if not done correctly! Name on ‘back cover’ – THREE GRADES! DUE THURS! NEATNESS COUNTS AS HALF (50%) OF THE GRADE! My Family’s Home Remedies Assignment
Upcoming Mon (22): Faith Healing Tue (23): Belizaire movie Wed (24): Belizaire movie Thurs (25): Belizaire movie Fri (26): Acadians (BH Program) Mon (1): Ch. 10, Civil War Tue (2): Ch. 10, Civil War Wed (3): Ch. 10, Civil War Watch KPLCTV tonight and Tuesday at 6pm