Native American Use of Plants in Illinois – 2022-04-11

Native American Use of Plants in Illinois – 2022-04-11

No plants, no people. Consider our basic needs—food, water, air, and shelter—and how each one involves plants. To illustrate the role of plants in human history, this program will explore the use of plants by Native American societies in Illinois over the past 12,000 years. Using a combination of methods of study—archaeobotany, ethnobotany, and oral tradition—this program will illustrate a history of Native American plant use over time and how it changed not only their lives, but the lives of human beings throughout the world.

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