Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples


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Nancy Turner provides an unsurpassed treatment of more than 100 ethnobotanically significant plants that are used for food by Indigenous People living along Canada’s west coast.  Each account contains detailed plant descriptions, color photographs, and discussion on the traditional methods of harvest and preparation.

Condition: New

Binding: Paperback

Published: Royal BC Museum, 2010

Subject Listing: Ethnobotany

ISBN-13: 978-0772656278

Contents: 176 pages

  • Forward
  • Preface to the First Edition (1975)
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Introduction
  • Seaweeds
  • Fern and Their Relatives
  • Conifers
  • Flowering Plants: Monocotyledons
  • Flowers Plants: Dicotyledons
  • Appendix 1: Some Non-native Food Plants Used by Coastal First Peoples
  • Appendix 2: Some Plants Considered Poisonous or Inedible by Coastal First Peoples
  • Glossary
  • Reference
  • Index

Additional information

Weight 10.4 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.4 in
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