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Author Wilson, Gilbert Livingstone, 1868-1930

Title Uses of plants by the Hidatsas of the northern plains / Gilbert Livingston Wilson ; edited and annotated by Michael Scullin
Published Lincoln, NB : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
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Contents Plants that are eaten -- Plants that can be eaten -- Plants that are sweet -- Plants that are good to chew -- Plants that smell good -- Plants that have medicinal uses -- Plants used for fiber -- Plants used for smoking -- Plants used for dye and coloring -- Plants used for toys -- Plants used for utilitarian purposes -- Plants used for rituals or with ritual significance -- Sources of wood -- Uses of wood -- Arrows -- Earthlodges -- Miscellaneous material
Summary In 1916 anthropologist Gilbert L. Wilson worked closely with Buffalobird-woman, a highly respected Hidatsa born in 1839 on the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota, for a study of the Hidatsas' uses of local plants. What resulted was a treasure trove of ethnobotanical information that was buried for more than seventy-five years in Wilson's archives, now held jointly by the Minnesota Historical Society and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Wilson recorded Buffalobird-woman's insightful and vivid descriptions of how the nineteenth-century Hidatsa people had gathered, prepared, and used the plants and wood in their local environment for food, medicine, smoking, fiber, fuel, dye, toys, rituals, and construction. From courtship rituals that took place while gathering Juneberries, to descriptions of how the women kept young boys from stealing wild plums as they prepared them for use, to recipes for preparing and cooking local plants, Uses of Plants by the Hidatsas of the Northern Plains provides valuable details of Hidatsa daily life during the nineteenth century
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Subject Hidatsa Indians -- Ethnobotany
Plants, Useful -- Great Plains
Hidatsa Indians -- Material culture
Hidatsa Indians -- Gardening
Indians of North America -- Ethnobotany -- Great Plains
Ethnobotany -- Great Plains
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
Hidatsa
Ethnobotanik
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
Hidatsa
Ethnobotanik
Ethnobotany.
Indians of North America -- Ethnobotany.
Plants, Useful.
Great Plains.
Form Electronic book
Author Scullin, Michael, editor
LC no. 2014010377
ISBN 9780803267749 (electronic bk.)
0803267746 (electronic bk.)
0803267754
9780803267756
0803267762
9780803267763
(epub)
(mobi)