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Sat, Nov 12


Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Indigenous Ways of Knowing the Landscape with Dr. Tammy Greer

A presentation on the peoples who first inhabited the land with an emphasis on the stories and material culture of the region's tribes, to be followed by a hands-on activity where participants will practice dying bookmarks using native plants.

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Indigenous Ways of Knowing the Landscape with Dr. Tammy Greer
Indigenous Ways of Knowing the Landscape with Dr. Tammy Greer

Time & Location

Nov 12, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, MS 39564, USA

About The Event

Guest Lecturer, University of Southern Mississippi professor, and member of the Houma Nation, Dr. Tammy Greer, presents on indigenous ways of knowing the land and plants of the Gulf South. This presentation pays special attention to the importance of native plants and their practical uses. The event begins in the galleries of the Museum with an orientation on the tribes of the region, their stories and material culture, and the native flora. Participants will then be guided into the Coastal Learning Garden (just out front) where Dr. Greer will speak to the historical and contemporary importance of a select few native plants and lead us in the practice of using them to dye material.

Free to the public. All materials provided.

Return to Oldfields and its programs are presented by The Hearin-Chandler Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area and the Department of Marine Resources, the Mississippi Chapter of the Sierra Club. This project is also made possible through a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Mississippi Humanities Council.

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