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Braiding Sweetgrass

  • Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • ISBN: 9781571313560
  • Format: paper
  • Start: 2024-01-01
  • Finish: 2024-01-21

The author is a Potawatomi woman and ecologist. In Braiding Sweetgrass she gives us a collection of essays that are equal parts history, ecology, and personal stories. She presents a worldview that combines Indigenous teaching on the relationship between humanity and the rest of the natural world with Western scientific thought. This book teaches the importance of reciprocity with nature and gratitude for the many gifts our world gives us. Her writing is beautiful and thought provoking and I would recommend this book to everyone. As an aside, the physical book was printed on recycled paper and it feels really nice in my hands.