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Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants / Robin Wall Kimmerer.

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  • 0 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

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1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Summary:

"Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings--asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass--offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return." --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Richland Branch 305.897 .K566b 2020 (Text) 37814003325132 NON-FICTION Book System_Only_3months 04/20/2021 Checked out 08/20/2021
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 305.89 K49 (Text) 35178001837577 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 02/11/2021 Checked out 08/24/2021
Sherman County Public/School Library 305.897 KIM (Text) 37039000190574 NON-FICTION Book Branch_Only_3months 02/19/2021 On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781571311771
  • ISBN: 1571311777
  • Physical Description: xx, 382 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Second hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (379-380).
Formatted Contents Note:
Planting Sweetgrass -- Skywoman falling -- The council of pecans -- The gift of strawberries -- An offering -- Asters and goldenrod -- Learning the grammar of animacy -- Tending Sweetgrass. Maple sugar moon -- Witch hazel --A mother's work -- The consolation of water lilies -- Allegiance to gratitude -- Picking Sweetgrass -- Epiphany in the beans -- The three sisters -- Wisgaak Gokpenagen: a black ash basket -- Mishkos Kenomagwen: the teachings of grass -- Maple nation: a citizenship guide -- The honorable harvest -- Braiding Sweetgrass -- In the footsteps of Nanabozho: becoming indigenous to place -- The sound of silverbells -- Sitting in a circle -- Burning cascade head -- Putting down roots -- Umbilicaria: the belly button of the world -- Old-growth children -- Witness to the rain -- Burning Sweetgrass -- Windigo footprints -- The sacred and the superfund  -- People of corn, people of light -- Collateral damage -- Shkitagen: People of the seventh fire -- Defeating Windigo -- Epilogue: Returning the gift.
Summary, etc.:
"Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings--asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass--offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Kimmerer, Robin Wall.
Indian philosophy.
Ethnoecology.
Philosophy of nature.
Human ecology > Philosophy.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.
Human-plant relationships.
Botany.
Potawatomi Indians.
Genre: Biographies.

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