Braiding Sweetgrass is a collection of essays written with the gift of a well-seasoned storyteller. With the title, itself, she begins the sensory-rich weaving of botany, natural history, indigenous storytelling and scientific inquiry. Included, are stories of ecological restoration and indigenous knowledge from across the country including Oregon-Cascade Head and the coast range.
Robin Wall Kimmerer is the founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment in Syracuse, New York and professor of botany and indigenous studies at SUNY. She holds a Ph.D. in Botany and is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Throughout her career, she has informed both scientific and indigenous knowledge and developed a meaningful connection between the two.