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Braiding Sweetgrass

Author : Robin Wall Kimmerer
ISBN : 9781571318718
Genre : Nature
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Called the work of "a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose" (Publishers Weekly) and the book that, "anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love," by Library Journal, Braiding Sweetgrass is poised to be a classic of nature writing. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer asks questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces indigenous teachings that consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take “us on a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices.


Author : Jan Hudson
ISBN : 081249461X
Genre : Indians of North America
File Size : 28. 23 MB
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A 15-year-old Blackfoot Indian girl proves herself during a year of challenge and devastation for her tribe and her people.


Author : Mary Alice Monroe
ISBN : 9781460394069
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 80. 27 MB
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Sweetgrass is a historic tract of land in South Carolina that has been home to the Blakely family for eight generations. But Sweetgrass—named for the indigenous grass that grows in the area—is in trouble. Taxes are skyrocketing. Bulldozers are leveling the surrounding properties. And the Blakelys could be forced to sell the one thing that continues to hold their disintegrating family together. In this poignant novel of hope, acceptance and the powerful gift of forgiveness, Mary Alice Monroe paints an intimate portrait of a family that must learn to unravel old patterns and weave together a new future. Previously published.

Motorcycles Sweetgrass

Author : Drew Hayden Taylor
ISBN : 9780307373991
Genre : Fiction
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A story of magic, family, a mysterious stranger . . . and a band of marauding raccoons. Otter Lake is a sleepy Anishnawbe community where little happens. Until the day a handsome stranger pulls up astride a 1953 Indian Chief motorcycle – and turns Otter Lake completely upside down. Maggie, the Reserve’s chief, is swept off her feet, but Virgil, her teenage son, is less than enchanted. Suspicious of the stranger’s intentions, he teams up with his uncle Wayne – a master of aboriginal martial arts – to drive the stranger from the Reserve. And it turns out that the raccoons are willing to lend a hand. From the Hardcover edition.

The Spirit Of Sweetgrass

Author : Nicole Seitz
ISBN : 9781418574024
Genre : Fiction
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Essie Mae Laveau Jenkins is a 78-year-old sweetgrass basket weaver who sits on the side of Hwy. 17 in the company of her dead husband, Daddy Jim. Inspired by her Auntie Leona, Essie Mae finally discovers her calling in life and weaves powerful "love baskets," praying fervently over them to affect the lives of those who visit her roadside stand. When she's faced with losing her home and her stand and being put in a nursing home, Daddy Jim talks her into coming on up to Heaven to meet sweet Jesus-something she's always wanted to do. Once there, she reunites with Gullahs and African ancestors; but soon, her heavenly peace is disrupted, for she still has work to do. Now Essie Mae, who once felt powerless and invisible, must find the strength within her to keep her South Carolina family from falling apart.

Spud Sweetgrass

Author : Brian Doyle
ISBN : 9780888997562
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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John "Spud" Sweetgrass tries to find out who has been dumping rancid cooking oil into the storm drain at a polluted beach, and a troublesome teacher meets an ironic fate. Reprint.

The Fragrance Of Sweet Grass

Author : Elizabeth Rollins Epperly
ISBN : 9781442626539
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Focusing on Montgomery's memorable heroines, Epperly demonstrates that Montgomery deserves a place in the literary canon not just as the creator ofAnne of Green Gables but as an artist in her chosen profession.

Stalking The Wild Sweetgrass

Author : Robert J. Dufault
ISBN : 9781461459033
Genre : Science
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Stalking the Wild Sweetgrass: Domestication and Horticulture of the Grass Used in African-American Coiled Basketry is concerned with the historical domestication of sweetgrass, the main construction/structural grass used in the three century old African-American tradition of coiled basketry in South Carolina. During the plantation era in southern agriculture, sweetgrass baskets were made for post-harvest processing and storage of rice by enslaved Africans from Lower Cape Fear, North Carolina to northern Florida. Enslaved Africans from the Rice Kingdom in Africa were prized for the basketry and rice agronomic skills and were specially sought by slavery traders. Today, this ancient craft still thrives in the community of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Authored by one of the most renowned experts in the field and filled with illuminating color photographs, this volume provides knowledge of the horticulture of an extremely important wild plant and an example of the perils of plant- and people-based research and experimentation. As one of the few authoritative texts on the subject, Stalking the Wild Sweetgrass: Domestication and Horticulture of the Grass Used in African-American Coiled Basketry is a resourceful volume on wild sweetgrass, suitable for researchers and students alike.

Sweetgrass Baskets And The Gullah Tradition

Author : Joyce V. Coakley
ISBN : 0738518301
Genre : History
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Looks at the history of the African art of sweetgrass basket making in the Christ Church Parish of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

The Road Back To Sweetgrass

Author : Linda Legarde Grover
ISBN : 0816692696
File Size : 42. 22 MB
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Dale Ann, Theresa, and Margie, a trio of American Indian women, from the 1970s to the present, observe their coming of age and the intersection of their lives as they navigate love, economic hardship, loss, and changing family dynamics on the fictional Mozhay Point reservation.

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