Michigan Botanical Club - Joint Meeting

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Monday, February 16th, 2015
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"Roasted Green Corn and Ooxrat: The Plant World of the Huron/Wyandot

Monday, February 16th, 7:30 pm
(The meeting time and place are atypical as it is a joint meeting with the
Michigan Botanical Club)

Speaker: Gerald Wykes

This is a naturalist's view of the historic ethnobotany of the Huron/Wyandot
culture that have called the Detroit River region home for centuries. It is
both a plant and a people story where arum, rabbit root and ne-pe-sha have
long served hunger, pain, and spiritual needs and one involving a native
healer named Katie who once roamed the banks of the Huron River.

Gerald Wykes is currently retired from the Huron-Clinton Metroparks after a
32 year career as an Interpreter and Director of the Lake Erie Marshlands
Museum. He is a freelance author, illustrator, and historian and continues
to pursue stories which explore the complicated links binding the human
and natural world. His 2014 "Michigan History" article on Milkweed use
during World War II received the Michigan Historical Commission award as the
best article of the year.

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