Native American Heritage Month: Cornhusk Doll Workshop

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 4:00pm
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1209 A&B Student Center, St. Louis & Kansas City Room

Assistant Professor Jaquetta Shade-JohnsonJoin us for a cornhusk doll–making workshop with Assistant Professor Jaquetta Shade-Johnson (Cherokee Nation)! Cornhusk dolls are a traditional material-production that stems from centuries of Indigenous agricultural practices on Turtle Island, with corn most widely known as a component of Three Sisters agriculture. We will craft our cornhusk dolls from the husks of corn cobs and will decorate them with raffia, twine, and other materials. As we craft our cornhusk dolls, Professor Shade-Johnson, of the MU English department, will share corn and cornhusk doll stories to guide us in reflection of our interaction with the cornhusks as offerings of the land.

Registration is NOT required.