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By Josephine Grant Peters

During this outstanding e-book Josephine Peters, a revered northern California Indian elder and local healer, stocks her colossal, lifelong cultural and plant wisdom. The e-book starts off with Josephine's own and tribal historical past and accumulating ethics. Josephine then instructs the reader in medicinal and plant nutrition arrangements and gives 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 provides her wealthy culture on her personal phrases, and in line with her non secular convictions approximately how her wisdom can be shared. This quantity is key for somebody operating in ethnobotany, ethnomedicine, environmental anthropology, local American reports, and Western and California tradition and heritage.

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Pinched from a ball of clay, it stands about two inches high and three inches across, a solid, triangular peak with ridges enveloping a zigzag river. While local tribal peoples used baskets for all of their containers in the old days, basketry materials had become increasingly hard to obtain, and fewer and fewer women wove. According to Vivien Hailstone (Karuk/Yurok/Member of the Hoopa Tribe), as quoted in a 1967 newspaper article, pottery filled the void. 51 52 CH AP TER one The designs and shapes of the pottery blend themselves well with the nearly lost native Indian art of basket weaving.

The first summer I stayed with Grandma Jo was after seventh grade. Her daughter, my Grandma Beck, my sister Rebecca, and Grandma Jo all went down to the CIBA (California Indian Basketweavers Association) convention. This experience really opened my eyes to my culture. I watched my Grandma Jo help my big sister weave a basket, and I just wished so badly that I could weave like my family. My chance came. My Great-Grandma Jo and Grandma Beck both helped me to pick out a class. They picked out classes they thought would interest me, and I chose the Karuk fishtrap basket class.

At any rate, the order was obeyed and their pistols assured. (Wistar 1914: 197–199) These non-Indian gamblers apparently controlled the town, and soon Francis and Wistar teamed up with eleven other “mountain men” to undertake a surprise raid on the Trinidad gambling house where the gamblers resided. After separating and fleeing the area, Francis and Wistar met again. Broke, despising the “regular humdrum labor of mining,” and with their raid on the gambling house still fresh, they determined to head for the Columbia, where Francis had been a trapper for the Hudson Bay Company (Wistar 1914: 200–206).

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