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American Indian Ethnobotanical Traditions and Science

Enrique Salmón By (author)
Product ID:  689880
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Timber Press

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8.0 X 9.0 in
248 pg

SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
NATURE / Plants / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany


In this powerful book, Salmón reveals the deep relationship between people and plants by exploring 80 plants of importance to American Indians. 


“A beautifully illustrated and philosophically uplifting guide to indigenous North American plant use…this lovely compendium will strike a chord with many a nature-loving reader.” —Publishers Weekly

“Rich information about uses and traditional significance. Color photos of the plants and examples of the ways they are used bring the information to life.” —Booklist

Iwígara is a rich compendium of 80 native North American plants that shines a light on their role in history, storytelling, food, and medicine.” —Martha Stewart Living

"A beautiful catalogue of 80 North American plants, revered by indigenous people for thousands of years for their nourishing, healing, and symbolic properties." —Gardens Illustrated

“I appreciate all of the practical information and lore contained in these descriptions, which will cause me to look at familiar plants such as the stinging nettle and the staghorn sumac in new ways.” —Hudson Valley 360

Author Bio

Enrique Salmón, PhD, is head of the American Indian Studies Program at California State University–East Bay, in Hayward, California. His own Rarámuri family has always gathered, grown, and used plants for many medicinal and cultural purposes.