Learning wild plants used for medicine, food, and tools is also known as the study of ethnobotany (how people utilize plants). Edible and medicinal plants can provide healthy alternatives to highly processed foods and pharmaceuticals, bringing greater health into our lives. In this book those traditions are captured, providing a wealth of new material for those interested in natural food, natural cures and native crafts. Altogether, a worthy addition to the library of anyone interested in wild foods, Native American culture, and life in the early 20th century.
How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine & Crafts is a rich, useful source for learning about and using native foods, cures and crafts. This book is truly fascinating, well-illustrated and informative. For those wanting to get back to nature through use of herbs and medicinal plants, this is an invaluable resource. Miss Densmore's deep knowledge and clear presentation makes this historical reference guide easy and enjoyable!