By Josephine Grant Peters
During this striking booklet Josephine Peters, a respected northern California Indian elder and local healer, stocks her enormous, lifelong cultural and plant knowledge. The publication starts off with Josephine's personal and tribal background and gathering ethics. Josephine then instructs the reader in medicinal and plant food preparations and bargains an illustrated catalog of the makes use of and doses of over one hundred sixty crops. At a time of the commercialization of conventional ecological wisdom, Peters offers her wealthy culture on her personal phrases, and in accordance with her non secular convictions approximately how her wisdom might be shared. This quantity is vital for somebody operating in ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, environmental anthropology, local American stories, and Western and California tradition and background.
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As described by Hotelling (1978: 15–16): The immediate objective was a productive forest assuring an ample supply of food and materials. The fire, controlled as it was, burned off the debris which no longer served a purpose, making it easy to gather the acorns and, interestingly enough, the food so gathered was shared with the wildlife. â•›. Likewise in gathering the huckleberry, both for current and winter use, the bushes here again became large and mature and were burned which gave them young growth and a better quality berry and here again the food was shared with the animals of the forest, particularly the bear.
In 1966, the Hoopa Pottery Guild hosted its first Art and Pottery Exhibit in the guild’s new studio. â•›. in attendance,” some traveling to Hoopa from the Coast. In addition to the pottery display, and a display of Nettie McKinnon’s basketry collection, Hoopa high school students showed their art, and, as a result, were invited to also show at Eureka’s Hobart Gallery. Mrs. Richard (Elsie Gardner) Ricklefs displayed regalia and Mrs. Fern Gibson, a non-Indian, showed fabric painting. Josephine Peters, Vivien Hailstone, and Leona Alameda (Yurok) were among those credited with the exhibit’s success.
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