Ethnobotony and Indigenous Culinary Arts
The purpose of this guide is to offer both general and in-depth resources in the area of ethnobotany and indigenous culinary arts. Most of these resources are housed in the IAIA Library. Some useful Internet resources are also provided.
Table of Contents
- IAIA Catalog Searching
- IAIA Print and Media Resources
- Articles & Additional Resources – IAIA Databases
- Selected Internet Resources
There are several ways to search for literature information in IAIA Library catalog. If you do not have a specific title, author, or call number in mind, one way of searching is by performing a simple keyword search. Another way is by searching subject headings. Some useful subject headings include:
- Medicinal plants
- Wild plants, Edible
- Indians of North America–Food
- Indian cookery
Some useful starting points in our print and media collection:
|Native American Ethnobotany
Medicinal and Food Plans of the North American Indians
|REF 581.97 M694n|
|A Bibliography||REF 016.581 L987m|
|A Handbook of Native American Herbs||REF 615.321 H973h|
|Desk Reference to Nature’s Medicine||REF 615.321 F757d|
|PDR for Herbal Medicines||REF 615.321 P348|
|New Native American Cooking: More than 125 Traditional Foods & Contemproary Dishes Made From America’s Indigenous Ingredients||REF 641.59 C321n|
|Cooking with Spirit: North American Indian Food and Fact||REF 641.59 W729c|
- Provides full-text articles from allied health and nursing journals.
- The search phrase “Medicine, Native American” may be useful.
- A multi-disciplinary full text database containing articles from nearly 4,700 publications.
- A cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life.
- Full text articles from archived scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, anthropology and social sciences.
- Included are biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories.
- Articles from the ethnic, minority and native press.
- Gives access to full-text, audio, video, or bibliographic citations to more than 7,000 interviews.
A Database of Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants.
It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references.
Covers all areas of the biosciences with numerous links to sites.
Edibile, Medicinal and other uses of over 7,000 plants.
H.O.N.E.R.I.: Herbology & Optimal Nutrition Education & Research Institute
Lots of links to related information.
Bibliographies compiled by the Library of Congress.
Na’Neelzhiin Ji Otta’ Plant Book
Traditional use of plants in the Torreon area of New Mexico.
Resources for cultural food practices, food composition, food safety, health indicators/dietary intake, nutrition education, and recipes/cooking.
Links to information about diabetes, health, nutrition and recipes.
Resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.