Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

  • Paperback
  • Milkweed Editions (2014)
  • SKU: 9781571313560
Regular price $18.00
/

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on "a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise" (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer
$18.00
Notable Native People by Adrienne Keene
Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present
Adrienne Keene
$18.99
Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of My Ancestors
Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of My Ancestors
Louise Erdrich
$14.99
Poet Warrior: A Memoir by Joy Harjo
Poet Warrior: A Memoir
Joy Harjo
$25.00
Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
Robin Wall Kimmerer
$18.95
The Blue Jay's Dance
The Blue Jay's Dance: A Memoir of Early Motherhood
Louise Erdrich
$15.99
Recently viewed