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ERIC Number: ED228011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Plant Communities of Rough Rock.
A unit of study on plants grown in the Navajo community of Rough Rock, Arizona, is presented in sketches providing the common Navajo name for the plant, a literal English translation, the English name of the plant, and the Latin name. A brief description of each plant includes where the plant grows, how the Navajos use the plant, and the color and effects of the plant. Plants included in the unit of study are pinyon pine, Utah juniper, narrowleaf yucca, Spanish bayonet, crimson hedgehog, wild celery, prickly pear cactus, hymenopappus, penstemmon, bristly hidden flower, globemallow, sego lily, sand verbena, tomatillo, and shadscale. Other plants described are scarlet gilia, heart-leaved twist flower, Mormon tea, cliffrose, lupine, serviceberry, fendler bush, Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine, and locoweed. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Clothing, Elementary Secondary Education, Food, Natural Resources, Plant Growth, Plant Identification, Units of Study
Navajo Curriculum Center, Rough Rock Demonstration School, Star Route One, Rough Rock, AZ 86503 ($6.00 set of 21).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Indian Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rough Rock Demonstration School, AZ. Navajo Curriculum Center.
Identifiers: Arizona (Rough Rock); Folk Medicine; Navajo (Nation)
Note: For related documents, see RC 013 969-971.