Feast with the People of the South Wind: An Ethnobotanical Approach to Kanza Subsistence Patterns, 1724-1873

Title

Feast with the People of the South Wind: An Ethnobotanical Approach to Kanza Subsistence Patterns, 1724-1873

Subject

Kanza use of natural resources

Description

A presentation of the information gathered regarding the Kanza Indian tribe of northeastern Kansas. The information pertains to the tribe’s dietary practices, specifically those that utilized the wild and native resources surrounding their villages. As time passed and the location of their villages changed, it is assumed that the resources they had access to would change. This study will show that this was not necessarily the case. The Kanza people were knowledgeable of their environment and chose new village locations that suited their lifestyle. The natural resources found around each village, dating from 1724-1873, are listed chronologically to show the consistencies and changes between the villages, followed by and evaluation of the uses of each resource as an attempt to show how important the resources were in the shaping of their lifestyle.

Creator

Morgan Fluker

Publisher

Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

Fall 2017

Contributor

Kansas State University

Rights

Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Format

PDF

Language

English

Files

Kanza.jpg
Kanza.pdf

Citation

Morgan Fluker, “Feast with the People of the South Wind: An Ethnobotanical Approach to Kanza Subsistence Patterns, 1724-1873,” Kansas History and Life, accessed December 16, 2018, https://othercollections.omeka.net/items/show/54.

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