Indian Uses of Native Plants
by Edith Van Allen Murphy
paperback, line drawings, 80 pages
Known as "Seed-Seeker" by the California Indians she befriended, Edith Van Allen Murphy, along with Lester Rowntree, is one of the early California women whose adventurous nature and advanced appreciation for the California they were lucky enough to roam, has inspired several younger generations, for whom she managed to salvage much firsthand and priceless information. She worked on several reservations in the West during her career.