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Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie


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One of the most important, original contributions to American medicinal plant literature in decades. Combining thoughtful insight with thorough research, this book has broad appeal, yet is scientifically sound--a rare blend with lasting value.--Steven Foster, coauthor of A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and editor of Botanical & Herb ReviewsKelly Kindscher is the plains version of John Muir. Join him in the journey to discover the great pharmaceutical house on the prairie.--Wes Jackson, director of The Land Institute and author of New Roots of AgricultureA superb recounting of the use of prairie plants by Indian tribes of central North America.--Walter H. Lewis, coauthor of Medicinal Botany: Plants Affecting Man's HealthGood reading-and a good source book for anthropologists, botanists, and ethnologists.--James A. Duke, author of Handbook of Northeastern Indian Medicinal Plants
This book is one of the best-researched works available on the uses of plants by the region's native inhabitants.--South Dakota HistoryAn important resource containing information not readily available elsewhere.--Prairie NaturalistAn excellent book and a good example of how such regional ethnobotanies might be written.--Plains AnthropologistIn this well-written and completely satisfying book, Kindscher with the help of Native Americans has identified and described over 200 prairie plants of medicinal value.--Journal of the WestWill surely become an indispensable reference book for those who study Plains Indian ethnography and medical lore.--Montana The Magazine of Western History

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