Resources

Throughout my research, field engagement and further project development I've found these resources to be helpful. 

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Indigenous people to follow 

Ethnobotanists, chefs, activists

Robin Wall Kimmerer (Citizen Potawatomi): professor, writer; ethnobotanist. Books Braiding Sweetgrass, Gathering Moss; any short essays 

Rosalyn LaPier (Blackfeet); professor, writer ethnobotanist.Blackfeet names of Plants used by the Blackfeet”, 

Sean Sherman (Sioux); Chef and food activist. The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen (cookbook), and website

Valerie Seagrest (Muckleshoot): food sovereignty advocate, writer, native nutritionist

See her various articles and Ted Talk

https://tedxseattle.com/speakers/valerie-segrest/

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Plant Information & Identification 

Books and websites useful for identifying plants in the Northwest Rockies

Botany in a day: Thomas J. Elpel 

Plants of the Rocky Mountains and Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Rockies: Linda Kershaw

Food Plants of Interior First Peoples: Nancy Turner (and additional texts) 

437 Edible Wild Plants of the Rocky Mountain West: Caleb Warnock

Mountain States Medicinal Plants: Briana Wiles 

Manual of Montana Vascular Plants: Peter Lesica

Montana field guide http://fieldguide.mt.gov/displayPhyDiv.aspx?kingdom=Plantae

Center for Native Plants,

Montana Native Plant Society

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Apps

Are usually accurate but need good photographs and sometimes cannot ID plants

 

When I'm in a new place, I like to use Seek by iNaturalist! It's a pretty good app, may take a few tries to get the right photo for ID but it also has capabilities for bugs, animals, and fungi! 
​Other plant ID apps include: 

PlantSnap 

Planta

Leafsnap 

Picture This

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By the Author 

For more interactive teaching and presentations on Traditional Food Plants here are some links to presentations, articles, and more in-depth resources from the author

Master's thesis: "Recovering our Roots: The Importance of Salish Ethnobotanical Knowledge and Traditional Food Systems to Community Wellbeing on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana"

Presentations:

Montana Indian Education For All Ethnobotany web series (encourage to watch all episodes!) 

Ethnobotany presentation with Swan Valley Connections

Podcasts: 

Stories for Action podcast

Science with Friends! Pocast

Articles: 

Food Sovereignty in the Pandemic the Missoula Current

Reconnection with Our Plant Relatives Swan Valley Connections spring newsletter (2021)