The Akokisa: Lifeways and Native Plants of Early Inhabitants of the Houston Area, with Houston Botanic Garden

September 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am America/Chicago Timezone
Houston Botanic Garden
Houston Botanic Garden
1 Botanic Lane, Houston, TX 77017
Free with Admission
Houston Botanic Garden
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Digging Into the Past
The Akokisa: Lifeways & Native Plants of Early Inhabitants of the Houston Area
Saturday, September 25, 2021
10:00 — 11:30 am
Arts & Culture
Free with General Admission

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Dan Worrall, Ph.D., author of A Prehistory of Houston and Southeast Texas: Landscape and Culture, will describe how the Akokisa, Native Americans who lived in the Houston area in the 18th & 19th centuries, adapted to conditions along the Gulf Coast. Following the lecture, Michael Godoy, education coordinator at Houston Botanic Garden, will lead attendees on a 30-minute tour of the Garden, highlighting plants the Akokisa used in their daily lives, as well as those used by neighboring tribes, such as the Caddo and Karankawa.

*The lecture and Garden tour are included in the cost of general admission ($15/adult, $10/child or student) on Sept. 25.

When purchasing your ticket(s), select the 9:00 admission time and plan to arrive no later than 9:45 a.m., to allow time to proceed from the entry gate to the air-conditioned Global Collection Garden tent, where the lecture will be held.