As in: “Massasoit’s improved eyesight, along with the fact that New England Algonquian medical recipes used sassafras to heal ocular conditions, suggest that Winslow may have relied on Native medicinal knowledge of sassafras and its uses to make his broth.”
Wisecup, K. (2013). Medical encounters: Knowledge and identity in early American literatures. Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, p.78.
- For definitions of sassafras, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
- To learn more about sassafras, consult the Credo Reference Collection.