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By Josephine Grant Peters

During this notable publication Josephine Peters, a respected northern California Indian elder and local healer, stocks her mammoth, lifelong cultural and plant knowledge. The booklet starts off with Josephine's personal and tribal background and gathering ethics. Josephine then instructs the reader in medicinal and plant food preparations and deals an illustrated catalog of the makes use of and doses of over a hundred and sixty vegetation. At a time of the commercialization of conventional ecological wisdom, Peters provides 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 an individual operating in ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, environmental anthropology, local American reviews, and Western and California tradition and historical past.

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Left) Quetta Peters at home wearing regalia made by Josephine. Basket hat with rivers and mountain design likely made by Ella Johnson. Photo courtesy Josephine Peters. 16. (Right) Josephine’s great-granddaughter Samantha McDonald in regalia and basket hat with whirlwind design, all made by Josephine. Photo by Beverly Ortiz. I asked her when the next dance would be held, and she told me the next Brush Dance would be held that coming weekend. Then I asked her if I could stay in Hoopa for part of the summer to dance.

Html). As a result of her experiment, Carlyn earned first place in the 2005 State A LIFE WELL LIV ED Science Fair’s microbiology category, in competition with forty-one other statewide finalists in that category (Arthurs 2005). Although Josephine has received much public recognition for her plant knowledge, she finds particular joy in sharing that knowledge one-on-one with community members. In 2005, Patricia Ferris (Hupa) recounted one memorable day when she had an opportunity to gather plants with Josephine: It was a couple of years ago in the fall of the year.

Her kindness and generosity are abundant. She would give the shirt off her own back to another human being if they needed it more than her. My mother has more cultural knowledge about plants, basketry, arts and crafts, language and religion, as well as “general native psychology,” than any other person I know. She unselfishly shares her knowledge with others, teaching basketry, for instance, for more years than I’ve even been alive. She continues to be a role model for many young people. Her presence at most culturally-related functions is a blessing.

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