publication . Other literature type . 2019

Explorations and Collaborations on Two Under-Recognized Native American Food Crops: Southwest Peach (Prunus Persica) and Navajo Spinach (Cleome Serrulata)

Wytsalucy, Reagan C.;
  • Published: 01 Aug 2019
  • Publisher: Utah State University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Agricultural production among the Native American populations of the Southwest declined significantly during the twentieth century. Corn, beans and squash, the three most recognized traditional food crops, remains widespread, but knowledge regarding the traditional management of these crops was lost. The loss of traditional knowledge for Southwest Indigenous Nations was more pronounced for the Southwest peach (Prunus persica) and Navajo spinach (Cleome serrulata Pursh). The Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni Nations are all seeking to increase the availability of traditional crops for their original uses, such as for food and wool dye. In order to revitalize traditional agr...
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free text keywords: Traditional foodways, native plants, traditional food crops, genetic diversity, inbreeding, Plant Sciences
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http://dx.doi.org/10.26076/593...
Other literature type . 2019
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