Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners
Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners by William W. Dunmire
Book DescriptionThis is the second book in a series by Dunmire and Tierney exploring native plant uses. The book emphasises prehistoric uses of plants in the Four Corners area, focusing on Mesa Verde National Park, Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Aztec Ruins, Hovenweep, and other major sites of the region once occupied by the Navajo, Ute, Paiute, Hopi, and Apache peoples. Dunmire and Tierney are able to eloquently illustrate the importance of the people-plant relationship that has existed throughout the ages among native peoples and how ancient traditional uses of these plants inform contemporary uses today. Through vignettes of background information drawn from lore and cultural traditions and interviews with tribal elders, 'Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners' describes uses for edible, medicinal, and dye plants, as well as plants used for making baskets, tools, and shelters. Complementing these essays are profiles of fifty new trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and grasses common to traditional Native America.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780890133194
(140mm x 220mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Museum of New Mexico Press
Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William W. Dunmire
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Mountain Wildflowers of the Southern Rockies, Paperback (December 2007)
Offers cultural and botanical essays that present useful and fascinating facts about seventy-five species of wildflowers, including strategies for survival, plant evolution, origins of common and scientific plant names, family characteristics, and their roles in human history.
Wild Plants of the Pueblo Province, Paperback (August 2003)» View all books by William W. Dunmire
The homelands of the Pueblo people - New Mexico's Pajarito Plateau and middle Rio Grande Valley - are home as well to an abundantly diverse plant community that is virtually unrivalled in western North America. This book combines scholarship with a trail-guide approach to the traditional uses of wild plants in the Pueblo world.
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Author Biography - William W. Dunmire
William W Dunmire is a former National Park Service naturalist with a career at Yellowstone, Yosemite, and other major parks.
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