St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2005.
Book — 397 p.
Foreword-- Informants-- Introduction-- List of plants arranged according to botanical name-- List of plants arranged according to common name-- List of plants arranged according to native name-- Medicinal properties of plants used by the Chippewa-- Principal active medicinal constituents of plants used by the Chippewa-- Plants as food-- List of plants used as food-- Making maple sugar-- Gathering wild rice-- Beverages-- Seasonings-- Vegetables-- Fruits and berries-- Plants as medicine-- Treatment by means of plants-- Substances other than vegetable used as remedies-- Medical appliances-- Surgical treatment and appliances-- Dental surgery-- Classification of diseases and injuries-- List of medical plants and their uses-- Works containing lists of plants used medicinally-- Plants used in Dyes-- Process of dying-- List of plants used in dyes-- Mineral substances used in dyes-- Formulae for dyes-- Plants used as charms-- List of plants used in charms-- Plants used in usefu1 and decorative arts-- List of plants-- Manner of use-- Legend of Winabojo and the birch tree-- Legend of Winabojo and the cedar tree-- Gathering birch bark and cedar bark-- Articles made of birch bark-- Index.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
From techniques for tapping maple trees and harvesting wild rice to extracting dyes from bloodroot and making dishes from birch bark, "Strength of the Earth" details the many uses of more than 200 forest and prairie plants. Early twentieth-century ethnologist, Frances Densmore recorded traditions and techniques relayed by dozens of Ojibwe women to create this invaluable handbook perfect for readers interested in Native American art and culture, organic gardening, natural remedies, and living off the land. Brenda J Child offers a fresh introduction focusing on the power of female healers. (source: Nielsen Book Data)