Powwowing Among the Pennsylvania Dutch: A Traditional Medical Practice in the Modern World (Pennsylvania German History and Culture) (Paperback)
Known in Pennsylvania Dutch as Brauche or Braucherei, the folk-healing practice of powwowing was thought to draw the power of God to heal all manner of physical and spiritual ills. Based on seven years of fieldwork and interviews, David Kriebel's study reveals the world, history, and culture of powwowing in southeastern and central Pennsylvania.
David W. Kriebel is an anthropologist and writer specializing in religion and medicine. He has published articles on powwowing in The Journal of the Center for Pennsylvania German Studies, The Pennsylvania German Review, and Esoterica.