Navajo Culture Highlighted in New Book: Nanise' A Navajo Herbal

Vernon O. Mayes and Barbara Bayless Lacy's book "Nanise' A Navajo Herbal" features 100 plants from the Navajo Reservation. Each plant's profile includes its common, Latin, and Navajo name as well as its common Navajo uses.

Nanise' Alder
Alder, or "K'ish" was used by Navajos to make spears, and dyes for wool, leather, and basketry.
Illustration By Jack Ahasteen and Jason Chee