APW Book Club 10/23/21 with Barbara Lacy
Karen Lateiner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: APW Book Club -Barbara Lacy –Nanise’ A Navajo Herbal: One Hundred Plants from the Navajo Reservation
Date: Oct 23, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM Arizona
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Nanise’, A Navajo Herbal by Barbara Lacy
When I moved with my family to the Navajo reservation in 1970, most Navajos were still living traditionally in dirt hogans without running water or electricity, They herded sheep for food and wool for weaving blankets. By 1970, the Navajo people knew their lives were changing. A federal government program was in place to improve health care on the reservation by providing educational grants for nurses and other healthcare workers. Under the grant, I was asked to collect previously published information on the Navajo’s use of native plants that grew on the high desert plains of northern Arizona. For the next several years, I researched how the Navajo survived over centuries finding, food, medicine, clothing, and household goods on the seemingly barren land of Northern Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.
From that start came Nanise’, a Navajo Herbal, 100 Plants from the Navajo Reservation.
Nanise’ describes the medicinal, household, and ceremonial use of 100 plants that grow on the Navajo Reservation.
Nanise’ was written in the late 1970s and published first by Northland Press, Flagstaff, in 1986, and in 1989 by APW member Linda Radke’s Five Star Publications. I am now the publisher.
Nanise’ has won several awards, one from NFPW. The best price for the book is through Barbara – $15 including shipping. Contact Barbara Lacy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- read each other’s publications
- discuss after reading at our meeting
- post a review of each book on Amazon and/or Goodreads.
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