Sawbones: "Heroes" of Patent Medicine: Volume 3

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This week on Sawbones, in the final part of a three-part series, Dr. Sydnee and Justin introduce you to some of the craziest operators from the heyday of patent medicines.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers


Kickapoo Tribe and the term "Indian"

I really love your podcast! It's just the right mix of interesting information and goofy fun. I listen to it with my nine year old and he loves it too!

I'm no expert on the native peoples in America and think you have been very respectful of them in your podcast, but I have a couple FYI's that I thought you'd be interested in:
The Kickapoo people still exist with approximately 3,000 members enrolled in the Kickapoo tribe. Also, I believe that Native Americans have no problem with the word "Indian" to describe themselves (although I'm sure most would object to use of any native terms used to sell patent medicines). There are Native American organizations like the American Indian Movement and the National Congress of American Indians with "Indian" in their names. In fact NCAI produced this awesome video about what to call (and what not to call) Native Americans: