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Strength of the Earth


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Foreword; Informants; Introduction; List of plants arranged according to botanical name; List of plants arranged according to common name; List of plants arranged according to native name; Medicinal properties of plants used by the Chippewa; Principal active medicinal constituents of plants used by the Chippewa; Plants as food; List of plants used as food; Making maple sugar; Gathering wild rice; Beverages; Seasonings; Vegetables; Fruits and berries; Plants as medicine; Treatment by means of plants; Substances other than vegetable used as remedies; Medical appliances; Surgical treatment and appliances; Dental surgery; Classification of diseases and injuries; List of medical plants and their uses; Works containing lists of plants used medicinally; Plants used in Dyes; Process of dying; List of plants used in dyes; Mineral substances used in dyes; Formulae for dyes; Plants used as charms; List of plants used in charms; Plants used in usefu1 and decorative arts; List of plants; Manner of use; Legend of Winabojo and the birch tree; Legend of Winabojo and the cedar tree; Gathering birch bark and cedar bark; Articles made of birch bark; Index.

About the Author

Frances Densmore (1867-1957) was a Minnesota-born ethnologist with the Smithsonian Institution who specialised in the study of American Indian culture. Brenda J Child is an associate professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota and a member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa (Ojibwe) Indians.

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