A Summer Repository Research Fellow Lecture with Dr. Michael Gonella
This talk explains the initial steps taken by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma in utilizing the vast archival resources at the Glenn Black Lab of Archaeology and the IU Herbarium. His research at IUB has focused on gathering historical, ethnobotanical data to support the tribe's ongoing cultural and language revitalization efforts.
Dr. Michael Gonella has been an ethnobotanical research consultant for the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma for the past 15 years, traveling extensively through Oklahoma and Indiana to meet with tribal elders, attend cultural events, survey historic and contemporary landscapes to better understand the cultural ecology of the tribe and support the tribe's ongoing cultural work. He is a professor of horticulture at Santa Barbara City College in southern California.
This talk is free and open to the IU community and the general public.