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Plant Connection, The

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09/24/2008

Knowledge of plants and their uses was key to survival in the early contact period. Indigenous peoples knew their flora intimately, including which species to use for food, medicine, and material culture. Europeans brought a completely different world view and life style -- and a host of new plants. What happened next? What did they learn from each other? How did plants, both native and introduced, help shape the evolving human relationships of our region?

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