Plants That We Eat

Nauriat Nigiñaqtaut - From the traditional wisdom of the Iñupiat Elders of Northwest Alaska

Anore Jones

Plants That We Eat

Anore Jones

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

241 pages | 60 halftones | 7 x 10 | © 2010
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781602230743 Published June 2010

Plants That We Eat is a handy, easy-to-use guide to the abundant edible plant life of Alaska. Drawing on centuries of knowledge that have kept the Inupiat people healthy, the book uses photographs and descriptions to teach newcomers to the north how to recognize which plants are safe to eat. Organized by seasons, from spring greens through summer berries to autumn roots, the book also features an appendix identifying poisonous plants.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition

Part I. Green Leaves
Part II. Leaves: Cooked, Raw, and Fermented
Part III. Berries
Part IV. Roots and Other Underground Parts
Part V. Tea and Medicinal Plants

A. Storage Places for Leaves and Berries
B. Containers for Storing Berries and Cooked or Fermented Leaves
C. Akutuq (Eskimo Ice Cream)
D. Let the Animals Gather Your Food
E. Nutritional Tables and Comments
F. Warnings—Pollution, Mold, and Milk
G. Poisonous Plants

Glossary of Iñupiaq Words
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