Plant Technology of First Peoples in British Columbia

Plant Technology of First Peoples in British Columbia

Book - 1998
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Nancy Turner focuses on the plants that provided heat, shelter, transportation, clothing, clothing, nets, ropes, and containers -- the necessities of life for First Peoples in B.C. and adjacent territories. She also shows how plant materials were effectively used in many other ways, such as for decoration and ornamentation, as scents, cleansing agents, and insect repellents, and for recreational activities.

Over the millennia, the First Peoples have become highly skilled in the arts of working with plant materials. Turner describes more than 100 plants, their various uses and their importance in the material cultures of First Nations. Each description has a colour photograph of the plant to aid in its identification.

Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press/Royal British Columbia Museum, c1998
ISBN: 9780774806879
0774806877
ISSN: 1188-5114
Branch Call Number: REF 581.64 TUR
Characteristics: 256 p. : col. ill., map ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Royal British Columbia Museum

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