About Shawnee Moon's Founder
Teacher, Mentor, Friend
Victoria G. Fortner, RH (AHG) (PeatohahNape Tamsah) (1954 – 2014) of Shawnee and Scot /Irish descent, was trained in allopathic and Traditional Indigenous medicine. She worked in the American medical field for 15 years.
Ms. Fortner had been practicing herbal medicine since 1972 and was:
The founder of Shawnee Moon.
Served on the board of the American Herbalist Guild, Inside Dharma, Living Insights and Earth Circle.
Was listed in the International Who’s Who in Medicine, Second Edition (1995)
Acted as Herbal Consultant to the Missouri Botanical Gardens / Shaw Arboretum on their Osage Garden project, and a division of Regis International.
Has artwork as part of the permanent collection in the National Museum of the American Indian / Smithsonian, Wash, DC.
Volunteered in the Missouri prison system as a spiritual adviser for Native American inmates.
As a lecturer, she traveled nationally presenting information and workshops on Native American history, culture and tradition and on all phases of herbal medicine (recognition, gathering, processing, formulation and application).
Ms. Fortner derived her knowledge from both Native and non-Native traditions of herbology, and with her strong medical background, offered presentations that spoke to all levels of interest. She was an indigenous dancer, storyteller, counselor, award-winning artist and craft-person.
Victoria has been published both nationally and internationally with numerous articles addressing both alternative health and Native American concerns.
Victoria is greatly missed..