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Archaeology Society meeting to share ethnobotanical information

12/28/16

CAVE CREEK – The Arizona Archaeology Society – Desert Foothills Chapter will hold their next meeting on Jan. 11, at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church.

This meeting will focus on ‘Reflections on Hualapai Ethnobotany of the Grand Canyon’. Carrie Calisay Cannon will share the ethnobotanical story of the Hualapai Tribe, which begins with the plant knowledge the people inherited from their great grandparents who lived entirely off the land. Information in this presentation shares knowledge about the project’s examination of the crucial role plant resource acquisition plays in Hualapai culture.

Cannon is a member of the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma and is of Oglala Lakota descent. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Resource Management. She began working as a tribal biologist for the Hualapai Tribe of Peach Springs, Arizona in 2005, where she began the creation of an intergenerational ethnobotany program for the Hualapai community. Cannon is currently employed as an ethnobotanist for the Hualapai Department of Cultural Resources. She works towards both preservation as well as revitalization focusing her energy on ensuring tribal ethnobotanical knowledge persists as a living practice and tradition.

This meeting is open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m., with refreshments served starting at 7 p.m. For more information, see www.azarchsoc.org/desertfoothills.