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Ethnobotany at the Garden

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Ethnobotany at the Garden By Barb Williams Ethnobotany is the study of how people of a particular culture and region make use of indigenous (native) plants.  The native plants sprinkled throughout the Bellevue Botanical Garden remind us that Native Americans such as the Muckleshoot, Snoqualmie and Duwamish lived in this area for thousands of years and skillfully developed a plant technology to support their daily needs. Containers were necessary to hold and carry a multitude of items. Native Americans discovered that…

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