Publisher description for Strength of the earth : the classic guide to Ojibwe uses of native plants / Frances Densmore ; introduction by Brenda J. Child.


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From techniques for tapping maple trees and harvesting wild rice to extracting dyes from bloodroot to making dishes from birch bark and dolls with cattails, Strength of the Earth details the many uses of over 200 forest and prairie plants. Early twentieth-century ethnologist Frances Densmore recorded traditions and techniques relayed by dozens of Ojibwe women to create this invaluable handbook perfect for readers interested in Native American art and culture, organic gardening, natural remedies, and living off the land. Brenda J. Child offers a fresh introduction focusing on the power of female healers in Native communities.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Ojibwa Indians -- Ethnobotany.
Ethnobotany -- North America.
Plants, Useful -- North America.
Medicinal plants -- North America.