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Who created it? Kimmerer, Robin Wall, author.
What's it called? Braiding sweetgrass / Robin Wall Kimmerer.
Who published it? Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, [2013]
Edition info! First edition.
Book Cover
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy
Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  305.897 Kim  ON HOLDSHELF
What's it like? x, 390 pages ; 23 cm
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-388).
What's it about? As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer 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 this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer 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--From back cover.
What's in it? 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.
Helpful subjects! Kimmerer, Robin Wall.
Indian philosophy.
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology.
Philosophy of nature.
Human ecology -- Philosophy.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Human-plant relationships.
Botany -- Philosophy.
Potawatomi Indians -- Biography.
Potawatomi Indians -- Social life and customs.
Indians, North American. (DNLM)D007198
Philosophy. (DNLM)D010684
Botany. (DNLM)D001901
Nature. (DNLM)D019368
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Botany.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- Native American Studies.
NATURE -- Essays.
NATURE -- Plants -- General.
Kimmerer, Robin Wall. (OCoLC)fst00484909
Botany -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00836918
Human ecology -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00962959
Human-plant relationships. (OCoLC)fst00963515
Indian philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00969168
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology. (OCoLC)fst00970226
Nature -- Effect of human beings on. (OCoLC)fst01034564
Philosophy of nature. (OCoLC)fst01060845
Potawatomi Indians. (OCoLC)fst01073469
Potawatomi Indians -- Social life and customs. (OCoLC)fst01073480
Indigenes Volk (DE-588)4187207-1
Naturphilosophie (DE-588)4041408-5
Naturverstšndnis (DE-588)4318394-3
÷kologie (DE-588)4043207-5
Botanik (DE-588)4007842-5
Potawatomi (DE-588)4116080-0
It's a special thing! Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Special numbers! 9781571313355 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
1571313354 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
9781571313560 (paperback)
1571313567 (paperback)
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