Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners by William W. Dunmire
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Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners
By William W. Dunmire

Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners

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Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners by William W. Dunmire

Book Description

This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780890133194
ISBN-10: 0890133190
Format: Paperback
(140mm x 220mm x 21mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Museum of New Mexico Press
Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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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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