Mayo ethnobotany : land, history, and traditional knowledge in northwest Mexico / David Yetman and Thomas R. Van Devender.

The Mayos, an indigenous people of northwestern Mexico, live in small towns spread over southern Sonora and northern Sinaloa, lands of remarkable biological diversity. This book contains a comprehensive description of northwest Mexico's tropical deciduous forests and thornscrub on the tradition...

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Main Author: Yetman, David, 1941-
Other Authors: Van Devender, Thomas R.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.
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Table of Contents:
  • Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. The People and the Land; 2. A Brief Ethnography of the Mayos; 3. Historical and Contemporary Mayos; 4. Plant and Animal Life; 5. Eight Plants That Make Mayos Mayos; 6. Plant Uses; 7. An Annotated List of Plants; Appendix A: Mayo Region Place Names and Their Meanings; Appendix B: Yoreme Consultants; Appendix C: Gazetteer of the Mayo Region; Appendix D: Mayo Plants Listed by Spanish Name; Appendix E: Mayo Plants Listed by Mayo Name; Appendix F: Glossary of Mayo and Spanish Terms; Notes; Works Cited; Index.