How Indians Use Wild Plants
for Food, Medicine, and Crafts

by Frances Densmore
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The varied uses of plants by the Ojibwe indicate the large extent to which they understood and utilized the natural resources of their environment. This text gives botanical names, Ojibwe name and meaning, the portion of the plant used, and the use of the plant. Soft bound volume of 397 pages, with 36 illustrations.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Foreword
  • Informals
  • Phonetics
  • 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
    • Cereals
    • 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 dyeing
    • List of plants used in dyes
    • Mineral substances used in dyes
    • Formula for dyes
  • Plants used as charms
    • List of plants used in charms
  • Plants used in useful 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


ISBN: 0-486-23019-8
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