Douglas Deur is an associate research professor of anthropology at Portland State University and an adjunct professor of environmental studies at the University of Victoria. He is the author of Pacific Northwest Foraging and many other writings that explore the traditions, values, and ecological logic of Native American plant use. Gifted Earth is a product of his long-term collaboration with the Quinault Indian Nation to record plant knowledge of tribal members in order to guide modern land-use planning, ensure that this knowledge is passed on to future generations of tribal members, and share as appropriate with the outside world.
Books by this Author
Gifted Earth features traditional Native American plant knowledge, detailing the use of plants for food, medicines, and materials. It presents a rich and living tradition...