Image 14/16: Leonora, The Author

Urged on by long time friend Mary Austin, Mrs. Curtin became a familiar visitor to adobe homes in mountain villages and pueblos, speaking with curanderas and Native American Healers as she documented New Mexican plants uses.  This became the book, Healing Herbs of the Upper Rio Grande, which is still a valuable resource for scholars of the Southwest today.  Other Curtin writings appeared in books, and professional journals. 

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