A thoughtful book discussion making connections between art and literature.
First 10 households to register receive a free copy of the book!*
In our exhibit, Picturing the American West, the museum features paintings that focus on the strong relationship between Plains Indians and the American Bison. Many Indigenous tribes subsisted on more than just bison meat, developing their own form of horticultural practices as well. How can we learn from Indigenous knowledge of plants and animals? In her book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer draws from her background as a botanist and Potawatomi woman to examine the ecological world and our relationship with nature. “Once we begin to listen for the languages of other beings, we can begin to understand the innumerable life-giving gifts the world provides us and learn to offer our thanks, our care, and our own gifts in return.”
Join us for our next Tall Tales book discussion as we read and discuss Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Please read the selected book prior to the program.