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Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples

Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0774805339

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ISBN13: 978-0774805339
ISBN10: 0774805331
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Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Published: 1995
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Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0774805339

Nancy Turner

ISBN13: 978-0774805339
ISBN10: 0774805331
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press

Published: 1995
International: No
Summary

As long as people have lived in North America, wild plants have been an important source of food. For Native people in western Canada, the nutritional and cultural contribution made by these plants was immense: in all, some 200 species of wild plants provided food. The different ways in which these were used resulted in an almost limitless selection of dishes derived from wild plants.

Now revised and updated, this popular handbook contains descriptions of more than 100 plants used for food by the original inhabitants of coastal British Columbia. Each description contains information about the habitat, the distribution in the region, and notes on how the plant was used. Colour photographs throughout the text aid in identification of the plants.

For those interested in Native history and culture, this book will provide an invaluable record of plant species used by individual groups and the different harvesting and preparation procedures associated with them. For naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts, it will introduce the wealth and diversity of wild edible plants found along the coast of British Columbia.

Author Bio

Turner, Nancy J. : University of Victoria

Nancy J. Turner is Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and research affiliate in botany at the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface to the First Edition (1975)
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Format

Sources of Information
The Physical Environment
First Peoples of the Coast
Plants in the Diet of First Peoples
Harvesting Food Plants
Preparation of Food Plants
Food Plants Throughout the Seasons
Food Plants and Etiquette
Trading Food Plants
Seaweeds
Ferns and Their Relatives
Conifers
Flowering Plants: Monocotyledons
Flowering P
lants: Dicotyledons

Appendices

1. Some Non-native Food Plants Used by Coastal First Peoples
2. Some Plants Considered to Be Poisonous or Inedible by Coastal First Peoples

Glossary
References (1975)
Additional References
Index

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