Juliane Schlag is currently completing her PhD, entitled “Indigenous American Trees in Historical and Biological Context”, at the University of Hull under the supervision of Professor Joy Porter and Professor Roland Ennos. Her research focuses on the North American forest during the early modern transition period. It investigates the substantial significance of trees for indigenous North American communities and analyze important changes that occurred when European settlers started to utilize trees for commercial use from 1640 onward.

Historiography of North American Ethnobotany

Throughout November 2015, U.S. Studies Online will be publishing a series of posts to mark Native American Heritage Month. In this post Juliane Schlag (University of Hull) discusses the concept of Ethnobotany in Native American Studies and the problems defining it within the historiography. Continue reading