Keeping It Living

Keeping It Living

Traditions of Plant Use and Cultivation on the Northwest Coast of North America

By Douglas Deur (Editor); Nancy J. Turner (Editor)

University of Washington Press, Paperback, 9780295985657, 404pp.

Publication Date: October 2005

About the Author
Based on the Oregon coast, Douglas Deur is a lifelong native plant user devoted to sharing information about the rich biological and cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest. A research professor at Portland State University, he serves as cultural ecologist for American tribes and Canadian First Nations, and for the National Park Service and other agencies. With Nancy Turner, he coedited Keeping It Living, the first book-length treatment of Native American plant cultivation traditions in the Pacific Northwest.

Nancy Turner's specialty is ethnobotany - the uses of plants by man - and she has done extensive research into the Indians' use of plants for foods, materials and medicines.