Ethnobotany of Western Washington

Ethnobotany of Western Washington

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Since its original publication in 1945, this small classic has acquired a new audience concerned with living in harmony with the environment and interested in the particularly intimate relationship of Native Americans to the land. This survey of the use of plants by Native Americans in western Washington describes the ways in which more than 150 species served as food and medicine, and were used for the manufacture of clothes and other objects.He says, aquot;A canoe tor ocean use is now worth about $200.aquot; Although ... The cat- tail is much more widely used for mat making than as food. ... The Quileute braid the roots and tie them into bundles for the same purpose, calling them aquot;twaa#39;tsatixl.

Title:Ethnobotany of Western Washington
Author:Erna Gunther
Publisher:University of Washington Press - 1973


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