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Kumeyaay Knowledge and Use of Native Plants Still Vibrant in Remote Baja California
In his new book, Kumeyaay Ethnobotany, anthropologist Michael Wilken-Robertson explores the ancient and ongoing story of Native Baja Californians and the plants they use to make food, medicine, and traditional arts
Called, "a work of surpassing beauty that meets the highest standards of research scholarship,"
"Kumeyaay Ethnobotany provides an enduring work that is a gift of history," says Former Chairman of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, Anthony Pico. "Future Kumeyaay generations will look back and know this scientific contribution was very instrumental on our journey toward cultural revitalization. We Kumeyaay are most grateful to Michael Wilken-Robertson's lifetime work."
A series of lectures on the work begin with the October 17 "NATtalk" at the San Diego Natural History Museum, which will be followed by a book signing in the museum store. Other public lectures are scheduled at:
· California State University, San Marcos, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
· Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association, Friday, November 24, 2017
· Autry Museum of the American West, Saturday, December 9, 2017
Learn more about Kumeyaay Ethnobotany at http://sunbeltpublications.com/
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