In her third ethnobotany handbook, Nancy Turner directs her attention to the plants that provided heat, shelter, transportation, clothing, implements, nets, ropes and containers – the necessities of life – for the First Peoples of BC and adjacent territories. These plants also made good decorations and ornaments, scents, cleansing agents, insect repellents, and many other items.
Royal BC Museum Handbook.
About the author:
Dr Nancy J. Turner is distinguished and Hakai professor in ethnoecology in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. She has published several books and numerous articles on ethnobotany and First Nations issues. She has received numerous awards for her work and is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia.