A Taste of Heritage

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Imparts the traditional Crow philosophy of healing and detailed practical advice for turning garden plants into remedies.

Drawing on knowledge and wisdom of countless generations of Crow Indian women, the well-known speaker and teacher Alma Hogan Snell present 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 such ailments and injuries as snakebite, headache, 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, medicine woman Pretty Shield.
With life-enhancing recipes for everything from soups, teas and breads to poultices, aphrodisiacs and fertility aids, A Taste of Heritage is above all a fascinating cultural document certain to enrich the reader’s relationship with the natural world.
Judy says, “Alma Snell, tells it like it is. Reading this book is like sitting on the porch with her over a cup of tea.”



Author: Alma Hogan Snell

Illustrations: Black & white photos

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 2006

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Crow