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California GrasslandsEcology and Management$
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Mark Stromberg

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252202

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252202.001.0001

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Native American Uses and Management of California’s Grasslands

Native American Uses and Management of California’s Grasslands

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(p.57) Five Native American Uses and Management of California’s Grasslands
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California Grasslands
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M. Kat Anderson

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0005

This chapter describes the Native American uses and management of California grasslands. California's grasslands were integral to the prosperity of each tribe, perhaps contributing more species to subsistence economies than any other single vegetation type. The chapter begins by discussing the ethnobiology and ethnozoology of the grasslands. It describes how grasslands supported many types of human activities, providing plant species diversity needed for adornments and clothing, animal products, basketry, construction materials, cordage, medicines, and plant foods. The chapter also describes the indigenous influences and long-term management practices in grassland ecosystems in California.

Keywords:   Native American, grasslands, ethnobiology, ethnozoology, clothing, basketry, construction materials, cordage, medicines, plant foods

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