KU Common Book 2020-2021: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants: Getting Started: Native American Geographic Knowledge, Maps and Cartography

Land Acknowledgement

This land acknowledgement recognizes that Indigenous people are traditional guardians of the land and that there is an enduring relationship between Indigenous peoples and these traditional territories. Our School recognizes, advocates, and supports the sovereignty of the four-federally recognized tribes of Kansas, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska and the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.​​

This acknowledgement reminds us to continue advocating for and supporting Native students, staff, and faculty while working towards decolonizing the systems of power and oppression. - KU School of Social Welfare

KU Spencer Museum of Art 2021 Common Work of Art | "Native Host," Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds

Map Visualizations of Native Lands

Native American Maps, Cartography, and Geographic Knowledge

Toponyms and Place Names

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Ways to Read or Listen to the Book

eBook Copies

Paper Copies

If you prefer a paper copy, that's an option! We will reach out later this summer to encourage students to request paper copies. If you are faculty or staff interested in including the book in your fall courses, please complete the form at: Get the Book

Streaming Audiobook from LPL

The Lawrence Public Library has the print book and unlimited access to the eAudiobook and eBook on Hoopla. Residents of Northeast Kansas are eligible for a free library card. For more information Get a Card.