ERIC Number: ED245846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Kashaya Pomo Plants.
Goodrich, Jennie; And Others
The monograph describes more than 200 plants growing within the approximately 300 square miles of the original land of the Kashaya Pomo Indians, which lies along the coast of Sonoma County, California. An introduction provides information on the plant communities represented (redwood forest, mixed evergreen forest, oak woodland, Douglas fir forest, chaparral, coastal scrub, grassland, and coastal strand), Kashaya folk plant taxonomy, and Kashaya cultural traditions relating to the gathering and use of plants. Detailed entries for each plant include common English name, scientific name, family to which the plant belongs, general description of the plant (bark, leaves, flowers, seeds, and roots), habitat, Kashaya name and English translation, food uses, medicinal uses, technological uses, miscellaneous information, and gathering season. To distinguish old, traditional uses of plants from new ones, past and present tenses of verbs are used. Three appendices, following the same format as the main entries, describe mosses, seaweeds, and mushrooms. Other appendices list English and Kashaya names of introduced plants and plant parts, define technical terms, and give a key to Kashaya pronunciation. Five alphabetical indexes list plants by their common English names, scientific (Latin) names, family names, Kashaya plant names, and cultural uses (food, medicinal, technological). (NEC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. American Indian Studies Center.
Identifiers: California; Kashaya Pomo (Tribe)