Message #258

Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 
Subject: Ethnobotany Question

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

From: Judith Habicht-Mauche

I'm stumped.  Can we get this student some good feedback from
the ethnobotany folks.

Judith Habicht-Mauche

>Date: Mon, 02 Nov 1998 17:08:10 -0800
>From: Andy Kuminoff 
>My name is Andy Kuminoff. I was directed to you by Heather
Claussen who told me that you may be able to help me with a
project I am working on. I am taking a biology class this
quarter that looks at the idea of when the idea of sexuality
of plants was discovered. Since most of the class concentrates
on when this was discovered(and written) in Europe, for my term
paper I am going to see whether I can find any evidence that
Native Americans understood this concept. Since for the most
part they didn't have written language, they didn't write any
of their stories or anything. So I plan to search perhaps oral
histories and artwork that might relate to this idea. To me it
seems that they were much more intimately connected with nature
than the europeans and their culture altough not advanced in the
same ways as European culture, was certainly advanced. If you
know of anything relating to this idea through your studies, or
could direct me to any specific books or papers relating to this
topic, I would be greatly appreciative!

Andrei Kuminoff