Devon Mihesuah

Humanities Program, University of Kansas


Devon Mihesuah is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and is the Cora Lee Beers Price Professor at the University of Kansas. She is the former editor of the American Indian Quarterly and the author of numerous award-winning books, including Recovering our Ancestors’ Gardens, Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States, and she oversees the American Indian Health and Diet Project and the Facebook page, “Indigenous Eating.”

Devon is speaking in Pennsylvania.


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Traditional Indigenous Backyard Gardens

Southeastern tribes cultivated community gardens and most families also had small gardens--what 19th century residents of Indian Territory referred to as “patches” or “roasting ear patches.” This presentation discusses the traditional importance of small gardens and their practical uses today.
Organic Gardening

Speaking At:

Pennsylvania, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Organic Gardening Stage