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Braiding sweetgrass / Robin Wall Kimmerer.

By: Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2013Copyright date: 2013Edition: First editionDescription: x, 390 pages ; 23 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 1571313354
  • 9781571313355
  • 1571313567
  • 9781571313560
Other title:
  • Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Online version:: Braiding sweetgrassDDC classification:
  • 305.897 23
LOC classification:
  • E98.P5 .K56 2013
NLM classification:
  • E98.P5
Other classification:
  • SCI011000 | SOC021000 | NAT024000 | NAT026000
Online resources:
Contents:
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: As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, the author has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to the Americas, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. In this book, she brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as "the younger brothers of creation." As she explores these themes, she circles toward a central argument: the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the world. Once we begin to listen for the languages of other beings, we can begin to understand the innumerable life-giving gifts the world provides us and learn to offer our thanks, our care, and our own gifts in return. -- Description from back cover.
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Holdings
Item type Current library Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
BOOK BOOK NCAR Library Foothills Lab E98 .P5 .K56 2013 1 Available 50583020020354
Total holds: 0

Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-388).

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.

As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, the author has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to the Americas, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. In this book, she brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as "the younger brothers of creation." As she explores these themes, she circles toward a central argument: the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the world. Once we begin to listen for the languages of other beings, we can begin to understand the innumerable life-giving gifts the world provides us and learn to offer our thanks, our care, and our own gifts in return. -- Description from back cover.

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