"No one cared we was just Indian women" : plants as a catalyst to Eastern Shawnee women's identity change

by Osborne-Gowey, Cathleen

Abstract (Summary)
Being an Eastern Shawnee Tribal member I understand the importance of documenting oral histories of Tribal elders to ensure that our cultural history is passed on to future generations. Therefore, the focus of this project is the collection, of oral histories and folklore in order to document traditional knowledge and traditional ecological knowledge surrounding Eastern Shawnee women's gathering practices. It also examines the influence of boarding schools and relocation on the transmission of knowledge surrounding food and folk remedies, identity, plant and animal usage, and the significance or meaning that lies behind the use of certain foods and folk remedies.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Kingston, Deanna M.; Gross, Joan; Rosenberger, Nancy; Lee, Janet; Liston, Aaron

School:Oregon State University

School Location:USA - Oregon

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:shawnee indians ethnic identit indian women social aspects ethnobiology folklore traditional ecological knowledge cultural assimilation


Date of Publication:05/11/2006

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