Ecological Mutualism in Navajo Corrals: Implications for Navajo Environmental Perceptions and Human/plant Coevolution

@article{Kuznar2001EcologicalMI,
  title={Ecological Mutualism in Navajo Corrals: Implications for Navajo Environmental Perceptions and Human/plant Coevolution},
  author={L. Kuznar},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={57},
  pages={17 - 39}
}
  • L. Kuznar
  • Published 2001
  • History
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
A case of mutualistic plant/human/animal interaction occurs in Navajo corrals in which Navajo herders create ideal environments for the propagation of economically and ceremonially useful nondomesticated plants. This example informs current issues in ecological anthropology, including the concept of domiculture, the importance of symbiotic plants in subsistence, the role of humans in dispersing plants, and the domestication of companion crops. Furthermore, the benefits Navajo derive from these… Expand
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