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Yungcautnguuq nunam qainga tamarmi. All the land's surface is medicine: edible and medicinal plants of southwest Alaska




Fienup-Riordan, Ann, author
Rearden, Alice, author
Meade, Marie, author
Birzer, Sharon, artist
Tyler, Richard W., artist
University of Alaska Press, publisher

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In this book, close to one hundred men and women from all over southwest Alaska share knowledge of their homeland and the plants that grow there. They speak eloquently about time spent gathering and storing plants and plant material during snow-free months, including gathering greens during spring, picking berries each summer, harvesting tubers from the caches of tundra voles, and gathering a variety of medicinal plants. The book is intended as a guide to the identification and use of edible and medicinal plants in southwest Alaska, but also as an enduring record of what Yup'ik men and women know and value about plants and the roles plants continue to play in Yup'ik lives.--Provided by publisher.


Includes bibliographical references and index.
Texts in English and Yupik.

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Access is limited to the Adams State University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Regis University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University and Western Colorado University communities only.


Yupik Eskimos -- Ethnobotany
Ethnobotany -- Alaska, Southwest
Wild plants, Edible -- Alaska, Southwest
Medicinal plants -- Alaska, Southwest
Traditional ecological knowledge -- Alaska, Southwest


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