Pow wows or long lost friend by john george hoffman 1820 pow wow is a unique creole of christian theology and a shamanistic belief system it is still practiced in some rural areas of pennsylvania in spite of the name it is not of native american derivation it is believed to have been brought over to america by german immigrants who . Pow wows or long lost friend is a book by john george hohman published in 1820 hohman was a pennsylvania dutch healer the book is a collection of home and folk remedies as well as spells and talismans . Pow wows or the long lost friend an emblematic example of the european influence on hoodoo social conditions in the united states during the 19th and early 20th centuries were such that books for by or about members of the african american community were very rare. Pow wows or long lost friend arts and remedies for man as well as animals with many proofs of their virtue and efficacy in healing diseases ect the greater part of which was never published until they appeared in print for the first time in the u s in the year 1820. The long lost friend was written in 1820 and is a collection of pow wow remedies from curing a tooth ache and consumption but also how to make good beer find lost objects and protect yourself from bewitchment
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