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Weaving Together Southeastern Indigenous Art and Ecology
In-Person - Free Registration
October 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a conversation about how ever-changing ecology impacted southeastern indigenous art from Mississipian times to the present. Sehoy Thrower, an Environmental Protection Specialist for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, and Jonathan Davis, a Native American textiles and weaving historian/conservator and weaving artisan, will discuss how these traditional arts have declined with land-use changes.
Traditional artistic motifs often seek to restore balance, much like natural processes of the land that birthed these ancient cultures. Learn how regenerating ecological balance goes hand-in-hand with keeping indigenous southeastern culture alive. medicine and food are often discussed at great length in regards to traditional ecological knowledge, Sehoy and Jonathan elaborate on lesser-known information about diverse applications of plant and animal life in clothing textiles, weaving, basketry, and more.
This programs is in conjunctions with our exhibition Lost Realms of the Moundbuilders: Ancient Native American Art of the South and Midwest.