Braiding Sweetgrass

Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
ISBN: 1571318712
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Called the work of "a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose" (Publishers Weekly) and the book that, "anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love," by ...

Indigenous Nations Studies Journal

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Participants often use the ashes from burned sweetgrass braids to smudge
themselves before entering the lodge. Sweetgrass braids, comprised of twenty-
six to thirty strands, have three plaits, which represent the interconnectedness of
oneself, the community, and the Creator and the balance that must exist among
the mind, body and spirit. Smudging is a purification ritual that ... The darkness
removes all distractions as wisdom eradicates ignorance. The darkness also
reemphasizes ...

American Indian Quarterly

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most moving moments for the Kanaka Maoli contingent was when a woman elder
from one of the Indigenous nations in the Northeast visited our large circle early
that morning, as we were preparing to partake in the procession. Without saying
a word, she passed out braids of sacred sweet grass to each of us. Mahalo. And
then, in spite of our political differences, the approximately 150 of us Kanaka
Maoli — consisting of chiefly elders from the Royal Order of Kamehameha, the
oha ...

Bulletin Of Primitive Technology

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BULLETIN BOARD #18 Sweetgrass/Hierochloe odorata: Native Montana grass
available in braids. For info write RICH PETERSEN, 49 PRESTON DR,
KALISPELL, MT 59901. (1595) ... (3795) “NATIVE AMERICAN MEDICINE" the
first work on indigenous healing to be included in a medical school textbook.
Quality reprint. SEND $8.25 to KEN COHEN, PO BOX 1727, ... EARTH WISDOM,
BOX 874, SELMA, OR 97538. Call (541) 597-4830. (1701) Santa Cruz Mountains
Bioregion man ...