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Mental & Physical
referred to in
"Bellzona's Picture Book"
Future Generations Living Healthier
Acknowledging Health Issues of Past Generations
If we could erase all the heartache from the lives of our ancestors,
of course, we would. However, in order to try to provide material
for future generations, these health problems must be listed.
The fact that the circumstances of early day Oklahoma hardship played
a part in many of these health problems must be considered
as much as any genetic weakness involved,
and that is too for future generations to know and understand.
|PAGE #||HEALTH-RELATED TOPICS|
(included within the captionings of certain photographs)
|08||Health of the Osage|
Mae Rusk and Bertha BigEagle.
The Osage people were infamous for their natural good looks.
The captioning on this page includes an overview
regarding decades of genetic engineering
through strict tribal dietary laws
and the use of medicinal herbs, leaves and roots.
|10||Blinded as a child|
|12||Death due to weakening of child|
through intolerance to cow's milk
|22||Tooth extraction in person with diabetes|
|24||Cigarette Smoking, woman, 1935|
|32||Influenza plague, 1944|
|36||Severe Speech Impediment||38-40||Crime||45||War Injury, Iwo Jima|
Dora (Jones) Frenchman
Dora died tragically, in 1902.
She also had tuberculosis at the time of her death,
and six months later, her 16-year-old daughter,
Effie, died of tuberculosis.
|130||Stress, Rheumatoid Arthritis|
Otilia "Tillie" Hernandez
Served as a BIA Chief Administrative Officer
at the historical Chilocco Indian School.
The stress from having to follow painful orders during
the closing down process of the century-old school, was
most damaging to her, emotionally, and destroyed her health.
Before she passed away, in 1994, she suffered greatly
from severe rheumatoid arthritis.
|178||Premature Birth causes hearing loss|
|180||Speech & Hearing Disability|
Ralph Hall Bartlett
with his aunt, Ruth Ann (Hobson) Buckner
Sometimes, a feeling of love comes through in a picture
without the reason being known by the casual observer.
In all the pictures of this family, one can see
the protective air of the family towards this child.
Ralph, born in 1922, had a speech and hearing disability,
but grew up to be a good, honest, hard-working citizen.
In wheelchair: Rhonda Louise Flood (born in 1959)
with sister, Kharis E. Flood
Photo taken by local newspaper
during the 1989 opening of the library's new ramp.
Finally, for the very first time,
Rhonda had access to the library!
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