Written by Beka Garris
Braiding Sweetgrass is a book that I continuously recommend to anyone who enjoys the outdoors, and in particular it will appeal to hunters and conversationists. As someone who spends a lot of time outdoors, this book was a treasure trove of knowledge. It combines both Native American wisdom with lessons from nature in a way that sticks with you long after you put the book down. It touches on the circle of life in ways that will give even hunters a new perspective.
In short, this book will inspire you to think twice about how you treat the earth, and how important it is to pass on our love for the outdoors to the next generation. Respect nature, care for nature, and be aware of how you interact with the environment and it’s ecosystems. We can learn a lot from Native American culture, and this book is a reminder about how these ways are not forgotten.