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November 13, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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This group meets monthly on a Saturday at 3:00 PM. To sign up and get the Zoom invite, contact the Clarke Historical Museum by email at the address below, or by phone at 707-443-1947, or go to
Free, sponsored by the Clarke Historical Museum
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3:00 PM, Clarke Museum Bookworms discuss 'Braiding Sweetgrass' (Zoom)

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Join the Clarke Historical Museum for this book club that focuses on Indigenous literature. The Clarke seeks to engage you with their Nealis Hall Native American collections and to foster awareness of the connected history, present and future of local tribes. Meeting monthly on Zoom, the group alternates between fiction and non-fiction picks. December's read is 'An Indian among los Indígenas: A Native Travel Memoir' by Ursula Pike.

The Clarke Museum Bookworms
with Curator Emily Watkins and the Clarke Historical Museum

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Braiding Sweetgrass

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

by Robin Wall Kimmerer

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. 

As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. 

In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together. Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and  a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders ,algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons…(from the publisher.)

To sign up and get the Zoom invite, contact the Clarke Historical Museum by email, by phone at 707-443-1947, or go to

Now Meeting Via Zoom.  Sign up to get your invitation!

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, there are a few useful videos created by the HSU Library to help you out:

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