Science

History

Art &
Literature


GIS &
Mapping


Library

ChatRoom
Search
TrailHead
Base Camp
                                   









Native American Understandings of Plants

In the tribal world all around the earth, the life of plants and animals was obviously a treasured gift for man to share and to enjoy for their beauty, mystery, and sustenance. This is also true for the Native Californians. Here are some resources that share their empathy and compassion for the plant world.

 

Native American Uses for Plants

Native American Wisdom About Plants

Recommended reading

  • The Way We Lived, by Malcolm Margolin 1981
  • Learning from the Indians by Wharton James 1908
  • The Natural World of the California Indians by Heizer and Elsasser 1980
  • Medicine from the Mountains, Medicinal Plants of the Sierras by Kimball Chatfield 1997
  • Native American Gardening by Caduto and Bruchac 1996