Blackfoot Indian utilization of the flora of the northwestern great plains

  title={Blackfoot Indian utilization of the flora of the northwestern great plains},
  author={A. Johnston},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  • A. Johnston
  • Published 1 July 1970
  • Environmental Science
  • Economic Botany
The Blackfoot Indians occupied the northwestern plains along and adjacent to the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains in present-day southern Alberta, Canada, and western Montana, V. S. A. Climate and topography and, hence, vegetation of the region are diverse. Although primarily meat-eaters, the Blackfoot consumed some vegetable foods. They had a knowledge of plant medicines, which they used in the treatment of both humans and horses. Plants were used for other purposes including the production… 
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