Wild plants and native peoples of the Four Corners
- by William W. Dunmire and Gail D. Tierney.
- Santa Fe : Museum of New Mexico Press, c1997.
- Physical description
- 312 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -301) and index.
- The Land-- The Earliest People-- Ancestral Puebloans-- Hopi-- Navajo-- Ute Mountain Ute-- Jicarilla Apache-- Weedy Gardens-- Wild Plant Uses-- Four Corners Ethnobotany-- Plants and Plantcraft-- Other Places to Visit-- Index.
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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 people. Dunmire and Tierney are able to eloquently illustrate: the importance of the people-plant relationship that has existed throughout the ages among native people; 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 0890133190 (pb)
- 0890133182 (pb)
- 9780890133194 (pb)
- 9780890133187 (pb)
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