Drawing on the knowledge and wisdom of countless generations of Crow Indian women, well-known speaker and teacher Alma Hogan Snell presents an indispensable guide to the traditional lore, culinary uses, and healing properties of native foods. "A Taste of Heritage" imparts the lore of ages along with the traditional Crow philosophy of healing and detailed practical advice for finding and harvesting plants: from the key to creating irresistible dishes of cattails and dandelions, salsify and Juneberries, antelope meat and buffalo hooves to the secret of using plants to enhance beauty and incite love. Snell describes the age-old practice of turning wildflowers and garden plants into balms and remedies for ailments and injuries from snakebite and headache to leg cramps, swollen joints, asthma, and sores. She brings to bear not only her lifetime of experience but also the invaluable lessons of her grandmother, the legendary medicine woman Pretty Shield.
A collection of unique Crow recipes, age-old plant medicines and healing remedies.
"A rich repository of recipes, folklore and advice for living and healing."-Lively Times
Introduction Section I: A Taste of Heritage Foods 1: Plant Foods; 2: Meats; 3: Breads Section II: Plant Medicines and Healing 4: Three Favorite Healing Plants; 5: Special Snake Section; 6: More Medicinal Plants; 7: Other Ways of Healing Section III: Beauty and Love 8: Beauty Secrets; 9: Love Medicine Conclusion