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Roots of Our RenewalEthnobotany and Cherokee Environmental Governance$
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Clint Carroll

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816690893

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816690893.001.0001

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Indigenous Ethnobotany

Indigenous Ethnobotany

Cherokee Medicine and the Power of Plant Lore

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(p.115) Chapter 4 Indigenous Ethnobotany
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Roots of Our Renewal
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Clint Carroll

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816690893.003.0005

Chapter 4, “Indigenous Ethnobotany,” describes the significance of ethnobotanical knowledge in Cherokee culture in the present day and the traits of this knowledge in the context of Cherokee medicine. I discuss the significance of ethnobotany as a tribal project and how it represents both a tool for cultural revitalization and an object of critique in the context of settler colonialism and the cultural politics of knowledge.

Keywords:   Political ecology, Environment, Indigenous government, Self-determination, Natural resource management

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