Native American Culture
Plants native to Arizona have provided nutrition, medicine, and more to generations of American Indian tribes but this knowledge is slowly disappearing. Explore efforts to preserve this information and discover surprising meal ideas.
Angelo Joaquin discusses how the desert is a sustainable source of food, medicine, and spirituality for the O’odham people.
Angelo Joaquin shared how the Native Seeds/SEARCH seed bank helps protect not only important desert plants and foodstuffs but also Tohono O’odham heritage and culture.
Sallie recollects trading for rugs and her role in helping promote weaving within the Wide Ruins community. View complete video and transcript courtesy of the Cline Library at Northern Arizona University.
Jim Babbit shares the Navajo creation story, including the symbol of the Swastika, and its place in the “Storm Pattern” rug design. View complete video and transcript courtesy of the Cline Library at Northern Arizona University.