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Plants of Haida Gwaii = X̲aadaa gwaay gud gina k̲'aws = X̲aadaa gwaayee guu ginn k̲'aws  Cover Image Book Book

Plants of Haida Gwaii = X̲aadaa gwaay gud gina k̲'aws = X̲aadaa gwaayee guu ginn k̲'aws / Nancy J. Turner, CM, OBC, PhD, FRSC ; with Florence Davidson, [and 11 others], and other Haida plant specialists ; illustrations by Gitkinjuaas (also known as G̲iitsx̲aa; Ronald Wilson) ; Skidegate ; X̲aayda xil gan sing.g̲a suu/"Prayer for Haida medicine" by Gwaag̲anad (Dr. Diane Brown), Skidegate ; epilogue by K̲ii'iljuus (Barbara Wilson), Skidegate.


"For many thousands of years the lands and waters of Haida Gwaii have been home to the Haida. Plants of Haida Gwaii, written with the cooperation and collaboration of Haida knowledge holders and botanical experts, is a detailed and insightful record of the traditional uses of over 150 species of native plants. Moreover, it explains the systems of knowledge and understanding that enabled the Haida to use the resources of their islands sustainably from one generation to the next over millennia. The Haida names of these plants indicate their importance, as do the many narratives featuring them. From the ts'uu--massive western red-cedars--of the forests which provide wood used for canoes, house posts, poles and boxes, and bark carefully harvested for weaving mats, baskets and hats, to the ngaal--tough, resilient fronds of giant kelp--used to harvest herring eggs, the botanical species used by the Haida are found from the ocean to the mountain tops, and are as important today as ever before. With over 250 photographs and illustrations, this book is both beautiful and informative."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781550179149
  • ISBN: 1550179144
  • Physical Description: 262 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Third edition.
  • Publisher: Madeira Park, BC : Harbour Publishing, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Haida plant names of previous editions checked and revised by John Enrico; many originally recorded by Robert D. Levine; writing system adapted from the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program (SHIP)."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Language Note:
Text in English with prayer in Haida and English.
Subject: Indigenous peoples > British Columbia > Haida Gwaii.
Plants, Useful > British Columbia > Haida Gwaii.
Ethnobotany > British Columbia > Haida Gwaii.
Indigenous peoples.
Plants, Useful.
British Columbia > Haida Gwaii.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


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