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Highlighting Native American creativity, culture

Original post made on Jun 5, 2022

The Bankhead Art Gallery is showcasing works from some of the area's most talented artists of Native American descent now through July. The new exhibit will commemorate its opening with a community reception on Saturday afternoon.

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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 5, 2022 at 10:25 am

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Native American Indian Creativity - Inventions.

Rubber - A material developed by Native Americans. They took latex from the juice of the rubber tree mixing it with morning glory vine juice to solidify, make it less brittle.

Kayak - Fashioned from wood, whale bone frames covered with stitched sealskin or other animal hides.

Tropical pain reliever - used Jimson weed (Datura Stramonium), grinding the root into a plaster, applied to cuts and bruises.

Aspirin - Willow tree bark used to reduce fever & pain. the bark contained Salicylic acid, ingredient for modern day aspirin.

Other native American inventions - hammocks, suspension bridge, raised bed agriculture, corn, snowshoes.