UNAVAILABLE Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region is a reprint from the 33rd Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1919. This reissue of Melvin Gilmore's (1868-1949) University of Nebraska thesis describes the ethnobotany of the Missouri River Valley. Gilmore conducted his research with various members of the Ponca, Teton Dakota, Omaha, and Pawnee Nations of the Plains. His interest in understanding how Native Americans used plants for food, clothing, medicine, and decoration resulted in this slim volume of research about the botanical knowledge of the Pawnee, Omaha, Winnebago, and Dakota. This recent edition includes an appendix of 31 plant illustrations, as well as a brief introduction about the significance of the research. Each of the more than 160 plants is identified by its scientific name, common English name, and the various tribal terms. This new edition features an updated list of modern equivalents for the scientific names used in the original text. Black and white photographs are included for some of the plants. Many familiar plants such as sweetgrass, tobacco, sage, cedar, cattail, wild rice, and sweet flag are included. This text is considered a classic in the field of American ethnobotany. Anyone interested in plants and their traditional usage among the Native Americans of the Missouri River region will find this book a useful reference guide.