The Cultural History of Plants

The role of wild foliage plants in the diet: a case study from Lushoto, Tanzania.
Ecology of ... Food from the Veld: Edible Wild Plants of Southern Africa
Botanically Identified and Described. ... 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.

Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country

Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners. Santa Fe: Museum of New
Mexico Press, 1997. Dyk, Walter. A Navaho Autobiography. Viking Fund
Publications in Anthropology, no. 8. New York: Viking Fund, 1947. ———. Son of
Old Man ...

Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country

Author: Marsha Weisiger

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295803193

Page: 418

View: 119

Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country offers a fresh interpretation of the history of Navajo (Din�) pastoralism. The dramatic reduction of livestock on the Navajo Reservation in the 1930s -- when hundreds of thousands of sheep, goats, and horses were killed -- was an ambitious attempt by the federal government to eliminate overgrazing on an arid landscape and to better the lives of the people who lived there. Instead, the policy was a disaster, resulting in the loss of livelihood for Navajos -- especially women, the primary owners and tenders of the animals -- without significant improvement of the grazing lands. Livestock on the reservation increased exponentially after the late 1860s as more and more people and animals, hemmed in on all sides by Anglo and Hispanic ranchers, tried to feed themselves on an increasingly barren landscape. At the beginning of the twentieth century, grazing lands were showing signs of distress. As soil conditions worsened, weeds unpalatable for livestock pushed out nutritious native grasses, until by the 1930s federal officials believed conditions had reached a critical point. Well-intentioned New Dealers made serious errors in anticipating the human and environmental consequences of removing or killing tens of thousands of animals. Environmental historian Marsha Weisiger examines the factors that led to the poor condition of the range and explains how the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Navajos, and climate change contributed to it. Using archival sources and oral accounts, she describes the importance of land and stock animals in Navajo culture. By positioning women at the center of the story, she demonstrates the place they hold as significant actors in Native American and environmental history. Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country is a compelling and important story that looks at the people and conditions that contributed to a botched policy whose legacy is still felt by the Navajos and their lands today.

Living the Sky

In addition to gathering and consuming these wild plants , Native Americans also
deliberately spread them from one ... One of the many clues used by
archaeologists studying the ruins of the Colorado Plateau in the Four Corners
area to locate ...

Living the Sky

Author: Ray A. Williamson

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806120348

Page: 366

View: 105

Imagine the North American Indians as astronomers carefully watching the heavens, charting the sun through the seasons, or counting the sunrises between successive lumar phases. Then imagine them establishing observational sites and codified systems to pass their knowledge down through the centuries and continually refine it. A few years ago such images would have been abruptly dismissed. Today we are wiser. Living the Sky describes the exciting archaeoastronomical discoveries in the United States in recent decades. Using history, science, and direct observation, Ray A. Williamson transports the reader into the sky world of the Indians. We visit the Bighorn Medicine Wheel, sit with a Zuni sun priest on the winter solstice, join explorers at the rites of the Hopis and the Navajos, and trek to Chaco Canyon to make direct on-site observations of celestial events.

Utah Native Americans

Seminomadic " people had permanent villages , but left them in certain seasons
to hunt , fish , or gather wild plant foods . ... These fierce warriors took over Utah '
s Four Corners region during the early 1500s and became a pastoral , or herding
 ...

Utah Native Americans

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635023322

Page: 36

View: 865

One of the most popular misconceptions about American Indians is that they are all the same-one homogenous group of people who look alike, speak the same language, and share the same customs and history. Nothing could be further from the truth! This book gives kids an A-Z look at the Native Americans that shaped their state's history. From tribe to tribe, there are large differences in clothing, housing, life-styles, and cultural practices. Help kids explore Native American history by starting with the Native Americans that might have been in their very own backyard! Some of the activities include crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks, and decipher the code.

A Native American Encyclopedia

In addition to its great topographical variation, the region contains a striking
divergence of climate, soils, and plant and animal life. ... By around 5000 B.C.E.,
human activity had switched to hunting small desert animals and gathering seeds
and wild plants. ... narrow canyons and broad valleys of the present-day Four
Corners region, where northeast Arizona, northwest New Mexico, and extreme
southeast ...

A Native American Encyclopedia

Author: Barry Pritzker

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195138771

Page: 591

View: 113

Dispelling myths, answering questions, and stimulating thoughtful avenues for further inquiry, this highly readable reference on 200 Native American groups lists North American Indian tribes alphabetically, giving significant facts about the group's population, location, history, and culture. 8-page color insert.

Tuzigoot National Monument

Later, trade grew between the residents of Tuzigoot and the pueblo dwellers of
northeast Arizona and the Four Corners, and ... TUzigoot people and their
neighbors enjoyed a year-round cornucopia of wild plants and animals: acorns.
walnuts, ... mesquite beans, yucca. agave, and much moie, The agave, or century
plant, has been harvested by Native Americans for ... Twenty-four hours later, the
agave was removed from the earthen oven, or homo, and beaten into a pulp for
cakes that ...

Tuzigoot National Monument

Author: Rose Houk

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 187785655X

Page: 15

View: 455

The hilltop settlement of Tuzigoot was characteristic of the dozens of prehistoric Sinagua communities that dotted the Verde Valley of northern Arizona. Photos by top southwestern photographers.

The American Flora

Or History of Plants and Wild Flowers; Containing a Systematic and General
Description, Natural History, Chemical and Medical ... In this species the stem is
almost simple , thick , membranaceous at the four corners , somewhat hispid ; the
leaves are petioled ... This is a native of Virginia , and some parts of South
Carolina .

The American Flora

Author: Asa B. Strong

Publisher:

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The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

98 Native peoples harvested the energy of the river as salmon they consumed. ...
plants in Arizona's Four Corners region only seemed harmless when urban
consumers ignored displacement of native ... and the regulatory rules governing
production yielded wild price swings, scaring off investors and ruining companies
.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

Author: Andrew C. Isenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394474

Page: 640

View: 431

The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.

Leaflets

Others , like the people , have come from the four corners of the earth , and
perhaps , “ like the people , because it is the fashion . ... Perchance it also holds
some lesson for immigrants and native born Americans alike . ... something like
twenty - three per cent are trees , twenty - nine per cent shrubs , and all the rest
are herbs , which , of course , comprise all the wild flowers beloved by nature
trampers .

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The Ribbon Around the Pentagon

GIVE PEAS CHANCE tains and has been strongly influenced by Native American
people living in her community , incorporated pictures of the countryside ,
personal symbols for her family members , animals , and Native American
imagery in her Ribbon panel . When I asked ... different flowers in my panel , but I
was having so much trouble with my eyesight that I couldn ' t . And leather is ...
The four colors of ribbons in the four corners —. Fig . 16 . ... Wild Life , ” Ribbon.
Responses to ...

The Ribbon Around the Pentagon

Author: Linda Pershing

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870499234

Page: 318

View: 518

Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations

In this gloriously photographed book, renowned photographer and Native American–food expert Lois Ellen Frank, herself part Kiowa, presents more than 80 recipes that are rich in natural flavors and perfectly in tune with today's healthy ...

Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations

Author: Lois Ellen Frank

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0307814696

Page: 208

View: 301

In this gloriously photographed book, renowned photographer and Native American–food expert Lois Ellen Frank, herself part Kiowa, presents more than 80 recipes that are rich in natural flavors and perfectly in tune with today's healthy eating habits. Frank spent four years visiting reservations in the Southwest, documenting time-honored techniques and recipes. With the help of culinary advisor and Navajo Nation tribesman Walter Whitewater, a chef in Santa Fe, Frank has adapted the traditional recipes to modern palates and kitchens. Inside you'll find such dishes as Stuffed Tempura Chiles with Fiery Bean Sauce, Zuni Sunflower Cakes, and Prickly Pear Ice. With its wealth of information, this book makes it easy to prepare and celebrate authentic Native American cooking. Includes sources for special ingredients and substitutions. Chapters are organized by the staples of Native American cuisine: corn, vine-growing vegetables, wild fruits and greens, legumes, game birds, meats, fish, and breads. Awards2003 James Beard Award WinnerReviews“A stunning new cookbook." —Accent West“[A] wonderful introduction to America's oldest cuisine.”—Phoenix magazine “One of the most stunning books of the year.”—Austin American Statesman “Gorgeous . . . exceptional.”—New Age Retailer From the Hardcover edition.

New Mexico s Living Landscapes

Highlights the state's rich cultural and natural landscapes and attractions with fifty-seven photographs in a week-at-a-glance format.

New Mexico s Living Landscapes

Author: William W. Dunmire

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 135

View: 484

Highlights the state's rich cultural and natural landscapes and attractions with fifty-seven photographs in a week-at-a-glance format.

Structure and Cognition in Art

... peoples.1 The earliest fabrics were made by a number of non-loom processes
of yarn spun or twisted from wild plant ... the Mogollon of southwestern New
Mexico, perhaps as early as A.D. 1, made its appearance in the Four Corners
area ... Some four hundred years after that time, the cotton plant was being grown
all over the Southwest wherever conditions permitted. Cotton yarn quickly
displaced indigenous fibres for virtually all clothing needs, although plant fibres
and animal and ...

Structure and Cognition in Art

Author: Dorothy K. Washburn

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521234719

Page: 170

View: 160

The essays in this 1983 volume present an innovative and unified approach to the archaeological analysis and interpretation of art and design.

The Book of Wild Flowers

An Introduction to the Ways of Plant Life, Together with Biographies of 250
Representative Species and Chapters on ... to consider the choice of a State
flower a great many people wanted the Virginia creeper—a flower whose very
name, ... It is an immigrant, a native of eastern Asia that came as a stowaway to
America, where it has spread over a considerable area. ... in Labrador and
Alaska, and in New Jersey and California, which broadly mark the four corners of
its irregular range.

The Book of Wild Flowers

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 243

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Cyclopedia of American Horticulture Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation of Horticultural Plants Descriptions of the Species of Fruits Vegetables Flowers and Ornamental Plants Sold in the United States and Canada R Z

Out of these efforts grew the volume , " Sketch of the Evolution of Our Native
Fruits . " The study of garden plants is a different subject from the study of wild
plants . ... the species described in books which deal with the four corners of the
earth ; very few botanists who have given much attention to the domestic flora .

Cyclopedia of American Horticulture  Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation of Horticultural Plants  Descriptions of the Species of Fruits  Vegetables  Flowers and Ornamental Plants Sold in the United States and Canada  R Z

Author: Liberty Hyde Bailey

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 2016

View: 635

Cyclopedia of American Horticulture Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation of Horticultural Plants Descriptions of the Species of Fruits Vegetables Flowers and Ornamental Plants Sold in the United States and Canada Together with Geographical and Biographical Sketches

Out of these efforts grew the volume , " Sketch of the Evolution of Our Native
Fruits . ” The study of garden plants is a different subject from the study of wild
plants . ... the species described in books which deal with the four corners of the
earth ; very few botanists who have given much attention to the domestic flora .

Cyclopedia of American Horticulture  Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation of Horticultural Plants  Descriptions of the Species of Fruits  Vegetables  Flowers and Ornamental Plants Sold in the United States and Canada  Together with Geographical and Biographical Sketches

Author: Liberty Hyde Bailey

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 135

Cyclopedia of American Horticulture R Z

Out of these efforts grew the volume , " Sketch of the Evolution of Our Native
Fruits . " The study of garden plants is a different subject from the study of wild
plants . of wild plants . ... the species described in books which deal with the four
corners of the earth ; very few botanists who have given much attention to the
domestic ...

Cyclopedia of American Horticulture  R Z

Author:

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Page: 2016

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