Based on research conducted by William Banks in the 1950s, Plants of the Cherokee describes traditional Cherokee uses for more than 300 plants-from medicinals to edibles, natural dyes and more. Banks documented herbal treatments for a huge range of ailments, everything from coughs and colds to rhuematism, diabetes and cancer, at a time when some Cherokee elders still practiced these generations-old ways. Published by Great Smoky Mountains Association. Includes botanical illustrations. 150 pages.