Iwígara: American Indian Ethnobotanical Traditions and Science
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- Hardback (BB)
- 26 Sep 2020
- Timber Press
- 256 pages - 228 x 203 x 18mm
Iwígara, when translated, means the kinship of plants and people. And that is exactly what Enrique Salmón explores in this important book. Iwígara shares culturally specific information about 80 plants, addressing their historical and modern-day uses as medicine, food, spices, and more. Iwígara includes plants entries derived from many different American Indian tribes and seven geographic regions across the United States. Each plant entry includes the names commonly used by different tribes, a colour photograph, a short description, rich details about how the plant is used, and tips on identification and ethical harvest. Traditional stories and myths, along with images of the plants from different forms of Native American arts and crafts, enrich the text.
In this powerful book, Salmon reveals the deep relationship between people and plants by exploring 80 plants of importance to American Indians.