Nanisé, A Navajo Herbal:
One Hundred Plants from the Navajo Reservation
By Vernon O. Mayes and Barbara Bayless Lacy
Published by Five Star Publications, Inc.
Publish Date October 2012
Nanisé, A Navajo Herbal, co-authored by Vernon O. Mayes and Barbara Bayless Lacy, details 100 plants that are found on the Navajo Reservation, providing the reader with the Navajo name for each plant, as well as ways that the Navajos used them in everyday life, whether for ceremonial, medicinal or household purposes - complete with illustrations. The 100 plants were selected from the Reservation flora of over 1,500 species of wild, vascular plants, including ferns, horsetails, conifers and flowering species by the Navajo Health Authority, Ethnobotany Project staff and approved by the Navajo Medicine Men's Association.
Nanisé, the Navajo word meaning "vegetation," is designed to be used in the classroom as well as field guide for hikers, botanists, and others who are interested in Navajo culture.
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