Gifted Earth
296 pages, 6 x 9
colour illustrations
Paperback
Release Date:10 May 2019
ISBN:9780870719653
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Gifted Earth

The Ethnobotany of the Quinault and Neighboring Tribes

By Douglas Deur and The Knowledge-holders of the Quinault Indian Nation
Oregon State University Press

Possibly the most comprehensive and user-friendly ethnobotanical guidebook available in the Pacific Northwest, Gifted Earth features traditional Native American plant knowledge, detailing the use of plants for food, medicines, and materials. Rather than reporting a set of disconnected and dusty academic facts, it presents a rich and living tradition of plant use within the Quinault Indian Nation. As beautiful as it is informative, this volume sets the tone for a new generation of ethnobotanical guides – guided by the values, vision, and voices of Native communities eager to promote a sustainable, balanced relationship between plant users and plant communities.

RELATED TOPICS: Indigenous Studies
Douglas Deur is an associate research professor at Portland State University. He assists native peoples of the western United States and Canada to document enduring plant use practices. He holds a PhD from Louisiana State University.
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