Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title The land has memory : indigenous knowledge, native landscapes, and the National Museum of the American Indian / edited by Duane Blue Spruce and Tanya Thrasher
Edition First edition
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press in association with the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, [2008]
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xv, 166 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : remembering the experience of past generations / Johnpaul Jones -- Honoring our hosts / Duane Blue Spruce -- Cardinal direction markers : bringing the four directions to NMAI / James Pepper Henry and Kristine Brumley -- Allies of the land / Gabrielle Tayac -- Always becoming / Nora Naranjo-Morse -- Landscape : through an interior view / Kathleen Ash-Milby -- Stories of seeds and soil / Gabrielle Tayac and Tanya Thrasher -- A seasonal guide to the living landscape / Marsha Lea -- Appendix 1 : selected resources and organizations -- Appendix 2 : NMAI plant list
Summary In the heart of Washington, D.C., a centuries-old landscape has come alive in the twenty-first century through a re-creation of the natural environment as the region's original peoples might have known it. Unlike most plantings that surround other museums on the National Mall, the landscape around the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is itself a living exhibit, carefully created to reflect indigenous ways of thinking about the land and its uses. Abundantly illustrated, The Land Has Memory offers beautiful images of the museum's natural environment in every season as w
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Print version record
Subject National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) -- Buildings -- Pictorial works.
Ethnobotany -- Washington (D.C.) -- Pictorial works.
Indians of North America -- Ethnobotany -- Washington (D.C.) -- Pictorial works.
Landscape gardening -- Washington (D.C.) -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Pictorial works.
Illustrated works.
Form Electronic book
Author Blue Spruce, Duane.
Thrasher, Tanya.
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
LC no. 2008027785
ISBN 0807889784 (electronic bk.)
1469606011 (electronic bk.)
9780807889787 (electronic bk.)
9781469606019 (electronic bk.)