Ethnobotany of the Squamish Indian people of British Columbia, 1976


Date: 1976 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 179 p., photocopy


This paper, co-authored by Nancy Turner, gives the comparative linguistic transcriptions of the native plant names, the botanical identification and common names of the plant species, as well as their utilization as food or in technology, medicine, or mythology; also includes photographs.

Scope and content

Comparative linguistic transcripts of 145 species of plants known to the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh ("Squamish"), a Coast Salish people. Native consultants Louis Miranda, Andy Natrall, and Dominic Charlie interpret the plant uses as food, tools, medicine and in mythology. Two companion works by Dorothy Kennedy and Randy Bouchard present the ethnoscientific study of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh.

Native American Images note : Photographed by Dorothy Kennedy, the photocopies show traditional uses of plants by the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh ("Squamish") people. people of Northern Vancouver. Images include: red cedar bark bailer, western yew wood wedges, small cat-tail mat, baskets and berry-drying rack.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 photocopied volume, 179 p.


Presented by the British Columbia Indian Language Project, 1977.

Location of originals:

Originals in: British Columbia Indian Language Project.

Indexing Terms


  • Pictures.

Geographic Name(s)

  • British Columbia.


  • Botany -- Canada.
  • Ethnobotany -- British Columbia.
  • Indians of North America -- British Columbia
  • Indians of North America -- Ethnobotany
  • Photocopies
  • Salishan languages
  • Squamish Indians (B.C.)
  • Sub-Arctic Indians