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Plants of the Mojave Desert and Traditional Tribal Uses

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Although the desert may seem like a desolate landscape devoid of life, it is actually home to hundreds of unique species. Some are only visible or appear alive for a short time, others grow for hundreds of years, and many are not found anywhere else on earth. In this talk with ethnobotanist Carrie Cannon, participants will learn about the many traditional Tribal plants uses, what plant life makes North American Deserts so unique, and how the Mojave stands apart from the rest of America.

Doors open at 6:30pm.

*The event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required to attend. The talk will be live-streamed to our YouTube Channel for those unable to attend in person.








Carrie Calisay Cannon is a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, and also of Oglala Lakota, and German ancestry. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Resource Management. If you wish to connect with Carrie you will need a fast horse, by weekday she fills her days as a full time Ethnobotanist with the Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Grand Canyon of Arizona, by weekend she is a lapidary and silversmith artist who enjoys chasing the beautiful as she creates Native southwestern turquoise jewelry.

This free talk is a part of Rooted: The Natural History of People in the Southwest, the second installment of NHI’s humanities speakers series exploring the relationship between people and place in Arizona and the broader Southwest. We invite you to explore how humans have shaped and been shaped by the landscape of our region over time in this series of talks from archaeologists, Indigenous historians, ethnobotanists, activists, and authors.

Rooted events are made possible by Arizona Humanities and sponsored by Findlay Subaru of Prescott.


June 27
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


Natural History Institute


Natural History Institute
126 N Marina St
Prescott, AZ 86301
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