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Food plants of interior First Peoples / Nancy J. Turner.

Turner, Nancy J., 1947- (Author). Turner, Nancy J., 1947- Food plants of British Columbia Indians. (Added Author). Royal British Columbia Museum. (Added Author).


In Food Plants of Interior First Peoples, renownded ethnobotanist Nancy Turner describes more than 150 plants traditionally harvested and eaten by First Peoples east of the Coast Mountains in British Columbia and northern Washington. Each description includes information on where to find the plants and a discussion on traditional methods of harvesting and preparation.

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  • ISBN: 9780772658463
  • ISBN: 0774806060
  • Physical Description: 215 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©1997.

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General Note:
"Second edition"--Page 3.
Co-published by: Royal British Columbia Museum.
Companion vol. to Food plants of coastal First Peoples.
Previous ed. has title: Food plants of British Columbia Indians. Part 2, Interior peoples.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-203) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface to the first edition -- Preface to the second edition -- Introduction -- Lichens -- Mushrooms and fungi -- Ferns -- Conifers -- Flowering plants: monocotyledons -- Flowering plants: dicotyledons -- Appendix 1: coastal food plants -- Appendix 2: casual edibles, tea, and tobacco -- Appendix 3: Some non-native food plants -- Appendix 4:some plants considered poisonous or inedible -- Appendix 5: Scientific names of plants and animals -- Glossary -- References -- Index.
Subject: Indians of North America > Ethnobotany > British Columbia.
Wild plants, Edible > British Columbia.
Indians of North America > Food > British Columbia.
Ethnobotany > British Columbia.

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