The Cultural History of Plants

The role of wild foliage plants in the diet: a case study from Lushoto, Tanzania. ... Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners.

The Cultural History of Plants

Author: Sir Ghillean Prance

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135958114

Page: 460

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This valuable reference will be useful for both scholars and general readers. It is both botanical and cultural, describing the role of plant in social life, regional customs, the arts, natural and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration. The text includes an explanation of plant names and a list of general references on the history of useful plants.

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

13 Essential Plants for Human Survival Katrina Blair ... Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners (Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1997), ...

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

Author: Katrina Blair

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585176

Page: 384

View: 637

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival. When Katrina Blair was eleven she had a life-changing experience where wild plants spoke to her, beckoning her to become a champion of their cause. Since then she has spent months on end taking walkabouts in the wild, eating nothing but what she forages, and has become a wild-foods advocate, community activist, gardener, and chef, teaching and presenting internationally about foraging and the healthful lifestyle it promotes. Katrina Blair’s philosophy in The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is sobering, realistic, and ultimately optimistic. If we can open our eyes to see the wisdom found in these weeds right under our noses, instead of trying to eradicate an “invasive,” we will achieve true food security. The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is about healing ourselves both in body and in spirit, in an age where technology, commodity agriculture, and processed foods dictate the terms of our intelligence. But if we can become familiar with these thirteen edible survival weeds found all over the world, we will never go hungry, and we will become closer to our own wild human instincts—all the while enjoying the freshest, wildest, and most nutritious food there is. For free! The thirteen plants found growing in every region across the world are: dandelion, mallow, purslane, plantain, thistle, amaranth, dock, mustard, grass, chickweed, clover, lambsquarter, and knotweed. These special plants contribute to the regeneration of the earth while supporting the survival of our human species; they grow everywhere where human civilization exists, from the hottest deserts to the Arctic Circle, following the path of human disturbance. Indeed, the more humans disturb the earth and put our food supply at risk, the more these thirteen plants proliferate. It’s a survival plan for the ages. Including over one hundred unique recipes, Katrina Blair’s book teaches us how to prepare these wild plants from root to seed in soups, salads, slaws, crackers, pestos, seed breads, and seed butters; cereals, green powders, sauerkrauts, smoothies, and milks; first-aid concoctions such as tinctures, teas, salves, and soothers; self-care/beauty products including shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste (and brush), face masks; and a lot more. Whether readers are based at home or traveling, this book aims to empower individuals to maintain a state of optimal health with minimal cost and effort.

River Flowing From The Sunrise

Larry D. Agenbroad, “Clovis People: The Human Factor in the Pleistocene ... Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners (Santa Fe: Museum of New ...

River Flowing From The Sunrise

Author: James M Aton

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 0874213975

Page: 232

View: 268

The authors recount twelve millennia of history along the lower San Juan River, much of it the story of mostly unsuccessful human attempts to make a living from the river's arid and fickle environment. From the Anasazi to government dam builders, from Navajo to Mormon herders and farmers, from scientific explorers to busted miners, the San Juan has attracted more attention and fueled more hopes than such a remote, unpromising, and muddy stream would seem to merit.

Iw gara

American Indian Ethnobotanical Traditions and Science Enrique Salmón ... Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico ...

Iw  gara

Author: Enrique Salmón

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1643260340

Page: 248

View: 257

Tap into Thousands of Years of Plant Knowledge The belief that all life-forms are interconnected and share the same breath—known in the Rarámuri tribe as iwígara—has resulted in a treasury of knowledge about the natural world, passed down for millennia by native cultures. Ethnobotanist Enrique Salmón builds on this concept of connection and highlights 80 plants revered by North America’s indigenous peoples. Salmón teaches us the ways plants are used as food and medicine, the details of their identification and harvest, their important health benefits, plus their role in traditional stories and myths. Discover in these pages how the timeless wisdom of iwígara can enhance your own kinship with the natural world.

The River Knows Everything

William W. Dunmire and Gail D. Tierney, Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners (Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1997), ...

The River Knows Everything

Author: James M. Aton

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1457180952

Page: 256

View: 570

Desolation Canyon is one of the West's wild treasures. Visitors come to study, explore, run the river, and hike a canyon that is deeper at its deepest than the Grand Canyon, better preserved than most of the Colorado River system, and full of eye-catching geology-castellated ridges, dramatic walls, slickrock formations, and lovely beaches. Rafting the river, one may see wild horses, blue herons, bighorn sheep, and possibly a black bear. Signs of previous people include the newsworthy, well-preserved Fremont Indian ruins along Range Creek and rock art panels of Nine Mile Canyon, both Desolation Canyon tributaries. Historic Utes also pecked rock art, including images of graceful horses and lively locomotives, in the upper canyon. Remote and difficult to access, Desolation has a surprisingly lively history. Cattle and sheep herding, moonshine, prospecting, and hideaways brought a surprising number of settlers--ranchers, outlaws, and recluses--to the canyon.

Uses and Abuses of Plant Derived Smoke

Wild plants and native peoples of the four corners. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico PreSS. Dutt, S. 1961. Indian oleoresins and their essential oils: Part IV ...

Uses and Abuses of Plant Derived Smoke

Author: Marcello Pennacchio

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019988806X

Page: 264

View: 841

Plants provide the food, shelter, medicines, and biomass that underlie sustainable life. One of the earliest and often overlooked uses of plants is the production of smoke, dating to the time of early hominid species. Plant-derived smoke has had an enormous socio-economic impact throughout human history, being burned for medicinal and recreational purposes, magico-religious ceremonies, pest control, food preservation, and flavoring, perfumes, and incense. This illustrated global compendium documents and describes approximately 2,000 global uses for over 1,400 plant species. The Uses and Abuses of Plant-Derived Smoke is accessibly written and provides a wealth of information on human uses for smoke. Divided into nine main categories of use, the compendium lists plant-derived smoke's medicinal, historical, ceremonial, ritual and recreational uses. Plant use in the production of incense and to preserve and flavor foods and beverages is also included. Each entry includes full binomial names and family, an identification of the person who named the plant, as well as numerous references to other scholarly texts. Of particular interest will be plants such as Tobacco (Nicotiana tabaccum), Boswellia spp (frankincense), and Datura stramonium (smoked as a treatment for asthma all over the world), all of which are described in great detail.

Requiem for a Lawnmower

Two fascinating books on present practices are Wild Plants of the Pueblo Province and Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners by William W.

Requiem for a Lawnmower

Author: Sally Wasowski

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 9781589790636

Page: 211

View: 341

Consisting of practical advice as well as call to action, the Wasowski's professed hope is the this book will send the reader into the garden and the voting booth with a fresh perpective.

More Than a Scenic Mountain Landscape

At the South East corner of the grant, rises the Rito de los Frijoles; ... and Gail D. Tierney 1997 Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners.

More Than a Scenic Mountain Landscape

Author: Kurt Frederick Anschuetz



Page: 277

View: 499

This study focuses on the cultural-historical environment of the 88,900-acre (35,560-ha) Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP) over the past four centuries of Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. governance. It includes a review and synthesis of available published and unpublished historical, ethnohistorical, and ethnographic literature about the human occupation of the area now contained within the VCNP. Documents include historical maps, texts, letters, diaries, business records, photographs, land and mineral patents, and court testimony.‍?‍?This study presents a cultural-historical framework of VCNP land use that will be useful to land managers and researchers in assessing the historical ecology of the property. It provides VCNP administrators and agents the cultural-historical background needed to develop management plans that acknowledge traditional associations with the Preserve, and offers managers additional background for structuring and acting on consultations with affiliated communities.

Wild Berries of the West

Illustrated Flora of the Pacific States , 4 Volumes . Vol . 4 co - authored by ... The
Ethno - Botany of the Cahuilla Indians of Southern California . Chicago :
University ... Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners . Sante Fe :
Museum of ...

Wild Berries of the West

Author: Betty B. Derig

Publisher: Mountain Press


Page: 235

View: 543

Organized alphebetically by common family name, the plant descriptions tell you how to identify more then 150 fruits and berries that grow throughout the western United States. Plant writeups discuss how Native Americans and pioneers used plants for food,

The Bungling Host

Magazine of American History 4, no. 4:241–81. Dunmire, William W., and Gail D. Tierney. 1997. Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners.

The Bungling Host

Author: Daniel Clément

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496206681

Page: 558

View: 502

The Bungling Host motif appears in countless indigenous cultures in North America and beyond. In this groundbreaking work Daniel Clément has gathered nearly four hundred North American variants of the story to examine how myths acquire meaning for their indigenous users and explores how seemingly absurd narratives can prove to be a rich source of meaning when understood within the appropriate context. In analyzing the Bungling Host tales, Clément considers not only material culture but also social, economic, and cultural life; Native knowledge of the environment; and the world of plants and animals. Clément’s analysis uncovers four operational modes in myth construction and clarifies the relationship between mythology and science. Ultimately he demonstrates how science may have developed out of an operational mode that already existed in the mythological mind.

Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment in Africa and North America

... 1993); William W. Dunmire and Gail D. Tierney, Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners (Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1997); Frances ...

Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment in Africa and North America

Author: David M. Gordon

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821444115

Page: 368

View: 361

Indigenous knowledge has become a catchphrase in global struggles for environmental justice. Yet indigenous knowledges are often viewed, incorrectly, as pure and primordial cultural artifacts. This collection draws from African and North American cases to argue that the forms of knowledge identified as “indigenous” resulted from strategies to control environmental resources during and after colonial encounters. At times indigenous knowledges represented a “middle ground” of intellectual exchanges between colonizers and colonized; elsewhere, indigenous knowledges were defined through conflict and struggle. The authors demonstrate how people claimed that their hybrid forms of knowledge were communal, religious, and traditional, as opposed to individualist, secular, and scientific, which they associated with European colonialism. Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment offers comparative and transnational insights that disturb romantic views of unchanging indigenous knowledges in harmony with the environment. The result is a book that informs and complicates how indigenous knowledges can and should relate to environmental policy-making. Contributors: David Bernstein, Derick Fay, Andrew H. Fisher, Karen Flint, David M. Gordon, Paul Kelton, Shepard Krech III, Joshua Reid, Parker Shipton, Lance van Sittert, Jacob Tropp, James L. A. Webb, Jr., Marsha Weisiger

Florida Ethnobotany

Phytochemistry 4:933Á/944. Dunmire, W.W. and Tierney, G.D. 1997. Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners. Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe.

Florida Ethnobotany

Author: Daniel F. Austin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203491881

Page: 952

View: 844

Winner of the 2005 Klinger Book Award Presented by The Society for Economic Botany. Florida Ethnobotany provides a cross-cultural examination of how the states native plants have been used by its various peoples. This compilation includes common names of plants in their historical sequence, weaving together what was formerly esoteri

New Mexico s Spanish Livestock Heritage

Four Centuries of Animals, Land, and People William W. Dunmire. Diamond, Jared. ... Wild Plants and Native Peoples ofthe Four Corners.

New Mexico s Spanish Livestock Heritage

Author: William W. Dunmire

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826350895

Page: 233

View: 250

"This study of livestock and its history focuses not only on the impact of horses and cattle, but also the wide variety of animals that shaped life and culture in New Mexico for the Spaniards, Natives, and Anglos who lived in or settled the region"--

Gardens of New Spain

How Mediterranean Plants and Foods Changed America William W. Dunmire. chimeca. Vols. 4—8. ... Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners.

Gardens of New Spain

Author: William W. Dunmire

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029274904X

Page: 395

View: 279

When the Spanish began colonizing the Americas in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, they brought with them the plants and foods of their homeland—wheat, melons, grapes, vegetables, and every kind of Mediterranean fruit. Missionaries and colonists introduced these plants to the native peoples of Mexico and the American Southwest, where they became staple crops alongside the corn, beans, and squash that had traditionally sustained the original Americans. This intermingling of Old and New World plants and foods was one of the most significant fusions in the history of international cuisine and gave rise to many of the foods that we so enjoy today. Gardens of New Spain tells the fascinating story of the diffusion of plants, gardens, agriculture, and cuisine from late medieval Spain to the colonial frontier of Hispanic America. Beginning in the Old World, William Dunmire describes how Spain came to adopt plants and their foods from the Fertile Crescent, Asia, and Africa. Crossing the Atlantic, he first examines the agricultural scene of Pre-Columbian Mexico and the Southwest. Then he traces the spread of plants and foods introduced from the Mediterranean to Spain's settlements in Mexico, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California. In lively prose, Dunmire tells stories of the settlers, missionaries, and natives who blended their growing and eating practices into regional plantways and cuisines that live on today in every corner of America.

Canyon Gardens

1997 Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners . Santa Fe : Museum of New Mexico Press . Frazier , Kendrick 1986 People of Chaco .

Canyon Gardens

Author: V. B. Price

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826338600

Page: 240

View: 874

A new look at Puebloan landscaping techniques and uses of plants and how they can influence modern architects in the Southwest.

Mountain Wildflowers of the Southern Rockies

He coauthored Wild Plants of the Pueblo Province and Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners with Gail D. Tierney and authored Gardens of New ...

Mountain Wildflowers of the Southern Rockies

Author: Carolyn Dodson

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826342447

Page: 174

View: 168

More than a field guide, this work offers cultural and botanical essays that present useful and fascinating facts about 75 species of wildflowers, including strategies for survival, plant evolution, origins of common and scientific plant names, family characteristics, and their roles in human history.

Troweling Through Time

Dunmire , William W . and Gail D . Tierney 1997 Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners . Museum of New Mexico Press , Santa Fe , NM .

Troweling Through Time

Author: Florence Cline Lister

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826335029

Page: 288

View: 269

Florence Lister, one of archaeology's eminent authorities, presents the long and colorful history of exploration in the Mesa Verde area of the American Southwest.

Agroecosystems Facing Global Climate Change The Search for Sustainability

Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners. Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press 313. Eaglesham, A., Ayanaba, A., Rao, V. R., and Eskew, ...

Agroecosystems Facing Global Climate Change  The Search for Sustainability

Author: José M. Mirás-Avalos

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 288945715X


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Global change is posing new threats to agroecosystems. First, climate modifications in the spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall increase the risks of severe droughts during the growing season of most crops. Second, conventional agriculture has led to the extension of mono-crop fields that decreased biodiversity in agroecosystems; it is possible that these fields will lack resilience when faced with changing climate. In addition, a new conscience has arisen and consumers tend to look for healthy products that, sometimes, do not match the objectives of conventional agriculture. In this context, sustainable and environmentally friendly agricultural practices that can cope with the new global change scenario are needed. This eBook compiles state-of-the-art research on the agroecosystems response to global change and on how to manage these new scenarios. Despite the broad scope of the topic, this Research Topic covers a wide range of subjects, including biodiversity, crop performance, novel agricultural practices and soil properties.