Yungcautnguuq Nunam Qainga Tamarmi/All the Land's Surface is Medicine: Edible and Medicinal Plants of Southwest Alaska (Snowy Owl) (Paperback)

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By Ann Fienup-Riordan, Alice Rearden (Contributions by), Marie Meade (Contributions by), Kevin Jernigan (Contributions by), Jacqueline Cleveland (Contributions by), Sharon Birzer (Contributions by), Richard W. Tyler (Contributions by)
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Description


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.
 

About the Author


Ann Fienup-Riordan is an anthropologist who has lived and worked in Alaska for more than forty years. She has written and edited more than twenty books on Yup’ik history and oral traditions.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781602234222
ISBN-10: 1602234221
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Publication Date: March 15th, 2021
Pages: 300
Series: Snowy Owl