Tall Tales | Braiding Sweetgrass
A book program designed to help us learn about the many varied cultures, landscapes, and stories of the American West past and present. Before the program, read the selected book, then join us as we gather together to engage in meaningful conversations and shared experiences.
First 10 households to register receive a free copy of the book!*
In our exhibit, Picturing the American West, the museum features paintings that focus on the strong relationship between Plains Indians and the American Bison. Many Indigenous tribes subsisted on more than just bison meat, developing their own form of horticultural practices as well. How can we learn from Indigenous knowledge of plants and animals? In her book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer draws from her background as a botanist and Potawatomi woman to examine the ecological world and our relationship with nature. “Once we begin to listen for the languages of other beings, we can begin to understand the innumerable life-giving gifts the world provides us and learn to offer our thanks, our care, and our own gifts in return.”
Join us for our next Tall Tales book discussion as we read and discuss Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Please read the selected book prior to the program.
**Please note that this is a virtual program that will take place on Zoom and participants need only to register one attendee per household. After you register your household, you will receive a welcome email that includes more information & instructions. Login details with a unique Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the program. Participants need to register for a free Zoom account in order to attend. Download Zoom on your computer, tablet, or smartphone in advance for the best user experience.**
Registration: Required – opens September 8
Contact: Leslie Thompson at lthompson@SidRichardsonMuseum.org or 817.332.6554 if you have any questions or would like to be added to the wait list when registration is full.
* Registrants who receive a free copy of the book can elect to pick it up at the front desk during museum hours or have it mailed for a $5 fee. Staff will confirm your option after you register.