At the dawn of the 21st century, there are still pockets of traditional folkways in Louisiana's bayous where alligator grease relieves asthma, a buried potato cures warts, and "smoking a baby" eases the pain of colic. This documentary by Glen Pitre and Nicole Falgoust takes viewers to a world where faith healing, herbal remedies and ritual magic are still an everyday occurrence. It follows respected traiteurs (in English, "treaters") as they gather wild teas, brew home-made cough syrup, invoke the saints at their home altars, and most of all, heal the sick.
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The story of the Acadian people!
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Louisiana State University. 10:00 PM Monday on LPB.
Academy Award-winning animated short and game/storytelling app/novel!
Featuring An All-Star Lineup of Bayou State Musicians!
Credit: New-York Historical Society - "Great Egret," painted in Louisiana 1821