It's reasonable to suggest that we oversimplify the ancient peasant's worldview and project our progressive conceits onto the past. I'll take a look at "Braiding Sweetgrass."
You may be getting a misimpression of my view of science, though. Although I think we need to respect scientific advances, I've written a lot about the pragmatic and instrumental agendas of science too. I criticize both religion and secularism. I did a series on "godless honour," for example, which shows the problems with many of our modern values.
The links below should give you a sense of my more balanced take on science and Western secularism. See the bottom link for a list of all my articles.