Anthropology

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Risky Rivers

The University of Arizona Press

While anthropologists and ecologists have carefully described the activities of the slash-and-burn cultivators, ranchers, and miners of tropical South America, they have largely overlooked the economic strategies and political struggles of riverine people who survive by flood-recession agriculture and fishing. These ribere¤os, who ...

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Captured Heritage

The Scramble for Northwest Coast Artifacts

UBC Press

Douglas Cole Examines the process of anthropological collecting on the Northwest Coast between 1875 and the Great Depression, in the context of the development of museums and anthropology.

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Our Tellings

Interior Salish Stories of the Nlha7kápmx People

UBC Press

Passed down through the generations for centuries, the traditional oral narratives of the Nlha7kápmx people of British Columbia elders reveals how they perceive their own history.

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Healing with Plants in the American and Mexican West

The University of Arizona Press

Disenchanted with biomedicine and dismayed by its cost, increasing numbers of people are seeking alternative therapies such as the healing plants discussed in this book. Plant medicine is a billion-dollar business: health food stores, small yerberias, and even giant grocery store chains carry hundreds of medicinal herbs. By one ...

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The Origins of Human Diet and Medicine

The University of Arizona Press

People have always been attracted to foods rich in calories, fat, and protein; yet the biblical admonition that meat be eaten "with bitter herbs" suggests that unpalatable plants play an important role in our diet. So-called primitive peoples show a surprisingly sophisticated understanding of how their bodies interact with plant ...

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Canals and Communities

The University of Arizona Press

From the mountains of South America to the deserts of northern Africa to the islands of south Asia, people have devised myriad ways of moving water to sustain their communities and nourish their crops. Many of these irrigation methods have been used over long periods of time and continue to function in diverse ecological and ...

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