"But I'm Not Dead Yet:"  A Comparison of Medicinal Choices Made by the Chinese in the American West

Author(s): Olivia A. McDaniel; Mark Warner

Year: 2013

Summary

Explorations of Chinese occupied sites in the United States have often commented on the presence of Chinese medicines on those sites and how those products represent the continuity of Chinese practices.  What has received considerably less attention is the use of Euroamerican patent medicines by Chinese immigrants.  Recent excavations in Sandpoint, Idaho have provided a unique opportunity to explore this issue.  Excavations of a Chinese residence/business resulted in the recovery of approximately 80 patent medicine and pharmaceutical bottles.  These products serve as the foundation for a discussion of variations in consumer behavior between the small enclaves of Chinese immigrants in places such  as Sandpoint and larger Chinese communities elsewhere in the American west.

Cite this Record

"But I'm Not Dead Yet:"  A Comparison of Medicinal Choices Made by the Chinese in the American West. Olivia A. McDaniel, Mark Warner. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428435)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 677