Respecting the Knowledge: Ethnobotany of Western Washington

Ethnobotany is understanding the relationship between plants and peoples. Native communities, past and present, have used plants for food, medicine, and tools. The exhibit includes beautiful photographs of native plants and descriptions of their traditional usage, handmade tools and implements, baskets and a bentwood box.

Photo: Detail of a traditional bentwood box, by Peter Simpson, Jr. (Washington State Historical Society).

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