#22 - Ethnobotany

Episode 22 April 21, 2019 01:11:37
#22 - Ethnobotany
NDN Science Show
#22 - Ethnobotany

Apr 21 2019 | 01:11:37


Hosted By

Loga Fixico Annie Sorrell

Show Notes

Ethnobotany can be looked at in different ways. On one hand, it describes the people-plant relationships that Indigenous cultures have always relied on. And on the other, it can be seen as the discipline within science that studies these relationships, plant biology, and their stories. In this episode, we dive into definitions, and some history, and we even talk about aliens a little bit. We also go over why we think this is an important topic and how we view plant relationships.

Here are some of the main ideas we talk about:

- Definitions of botany and ethnobotany

- Differences between botany and ethnobotany

- The history of ethnobotany

- Our perspectives on plant relations

- Seasonality and Gratitude


Links & Resources:


Merriam-Webster Definitions of Botany and Ethnobotany

Ethnobotany History

Egyptian Ethnobotany Pregnancy Tests

Lavender and Xenoestrogens

Hippocrates, Aldo Leopold, & Native Pragmatism

Camas and Bitterroot

Witness to Injustice Blanket Exercise

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