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Plant Technology of First Peoples in British Columbia: Including Neighbouring Groups in Washington, Alberta, and Alaska (Royal British Columbia Mu

ISBN: 9780772658470
Publisher: Royal BC Museum
Publication Date: 1996-03-01
Number of pages: 260
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In her third ethnobotany handbook, Nancy Turner focuses on the plants that provided heat, shelter, transportation, clothing, implements, nets, ropes and containers--the necessities of life for First Peoples in British Columbia and adjacent territories. She also shows how plant materials were effectively used in many other ways, such as for decoration and ornamentation, as scents, cleansing agents and insect repellents, and in recreational activities.Over the millennia, the First Peoples have become highly skilled in the arts of working with plant materials. Turner describes more than a hundred of these plants, their various uses and their importance in the material cultures of First Nations. Each description has a colour photograph of the plant to aid in its identification.

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