This book is one anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love. (Library Journal). Braiding Sweetgrass is poised to be a classic of nature writing, filled with indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teaching of plants.
Meet the Maker: As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert).