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2003 — Great Plains Paleoethnobotany. In People and Plants in Ancient North America, edited by Paul Minnis pp. 258-346. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
2000 — Tobacco on the Plains: Historical Use, Ethnographic Accounts and Archaeological Evidence. In Tobacco Use by Native North Americans: Sacred Smoke and Silent Killer edited by Joseph C. Winter, pp: 171–184. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.
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