Patricia Whereat Phillips
Patricia Whereat Phillips holds a BS in Biology from Oregon State University and a MA in Linguistics from the University of Oregon, where her studies focused on the Hanis Coos language. She has worked with the US Forest Service in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Mt. Hood National Forest, and served as the Cultural Resources Director for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians from 1997 to 2001. Subsequently she has worked as a consultant to the Tribes on traditional language, storytelling, and ethnobotany. She lives in Sonoma, California.
Ethnobotany of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians
Myrtlewood is most often thought of as beautiful wood for woodworking, but to Native people on the southern Oregon coast it was an important source...