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Teasel Adventure

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , September 19th, 2022


The European Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) was brought to Oregon in the 19th century. It is a hugely invasive plant that has a habit of taking over large areas…


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Camas and Micro-seasonality at Minto-Brown Park

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , June 5th, 2022


We all are aware of the annual seasons, winter, spring, summer, and fall, but in the growing cycle of the plants of the Willamette Valley there are micro-seasons…


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Seasonal Wetlands and Minto-Brown Island Park

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , May 23rd, 2022


It seems important to tribes that if they are truly to become restored, and decolonized, they need to be culturally restored by helping to decolonize their lands and…


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Camas Journal, May 10, 2022 Minto-Brown Park

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , May 13th, 2022


Visited again Minto-Brown park to see all of the camas fields. That field near the city has at this time a very thin population of camas, it seems…


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Camas Journal, May 8, 2022

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , May 13th, 2022


I returned today to Bush Park to take in the middle prairie and see how things are going. The weather has scattered spring rains all day. This year…


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Joryville Park May 5, 2022

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , May 8th, 2022


I recently heard about another park I had not been to in Salem, Joryville Park. I went assuming it would be mostly grassland but was surprised that this…


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Camas Journal May 2, 2022

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , May 3rd, 2022


I revisited Bush Park today to tour the other areas of camas. I began at the “Picnic” area, south side of the park at its upper level and…


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Camas Journal, May 1, 2022

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , May 2nd, 2022


Today, I visited three camas areas in Salem. They present different characters and interesting contexts this spring. As I left the fields I noticed splotches of yellow on…


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The Mind of Plants: Book launch by Synergetic Press on December 15

Glenn H. Shepard , December 13th, 2021


  –Synergetic Press has just released The Mind of Plants: Narratives of Vegetal Intelligence, edited by John C. Ryan, Patricia Vieira and Monica Gagliano, and with a foreword by D…


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Unlikely Blessings: A poem on hope, despair and periwinkle

Glenn H. Shepard , April 27th, 2021


 This poem, written fifteen years ago as my youngest son began (thankfully successful) chemotherapy for a rare immune system disease, was recently published for the first time by S…


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Fifty Shades of Green: Reflecting back on the Oscar-nominated film Embrace of the Serpent in the age of coronavirus [excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , June 5th, 2020


The tragic death from coronavirus of indigenous actor Antonio Bolivar, star of the Oscar-nominated film Embrace of the Serpent, has made me reflect back on all the facts…


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Catching up with Glenn Shepard: Interview to launch benefit photography sale with Linda Matney Gallery

Glenn H. Shepard , May 22nd, 2020


This interview launches a new partnership with Linda Matney Gallery. Proceeds from the sale of selected photographs will directly support vital health services including emergency Covid-19 prevention …


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Voluntary Isolation in the Age of Coronavirus

Glenn H. Shepard , April 8th, 2020


As governments around the world decide on public health measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, indigenous peoples across the Amazon, from the Madre de Dios region in…


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Yellow Jessamine: A coronavirus haiku

Glenn H. Shepard , March 23rd, 2020


Yellow jessamine infects a premature Spring: Fragrant and lethal. Gelsemium sempervirens, known as yellow jessamine or Carolinajasmine, is a toxic plant with alkaloids related to…


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Toé (Brugmansia suaveolens): The Path of Day and Night [excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , September 28th, 2019


The Path of DayHenchi, a young man from a remote Matsigenka native community in Peru’s Manu National Park, left home one morning to go hunting in the vast…


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Summer Cycling at Minto-Brown Island Park

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , July 7th, 2019


This summer, I have been returning to mountain biking in the local park, Minto-Brown Island park. I used to mountain bike a lot, when I lived in California….


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Fieldwork: Highlights from the Textile Group

Jason Baird Jackson , March 18th, 2018


This post in the recent series on December 2017 research and travel in Guangxi, China was written by Carrie Hertz, who also provided the photographs. In this post,…


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Weeds, Herbicides, and Bodies: Emerging Entanglements in Toxic Agricultural Landscapes

colinhoag , March 8th, 2018


By Tony VanWinkle, Sterling College § Dedicated to the memory of Jackie Dill. Pigweed. Photo by author. Shortly after the unexpected death of friend and mentor Jackie Dill, I…


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The hummingbird shamans of Peru: Excerpt from "Agony and Ecstasy in the Amazon"

Glenn H. Shepard , September 20th, 2017


Abanti blew the tobacco with fast furious puffs. The snuff entered my nostrils as a sequence of chartreuse explosions that expanded in chain reaction and spread backwards and…


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The hummingbird shamans of Peru: Excerpt from "Agony and Ecstasy in the Amazon"

Glenn H. Shepard , September 20th, 2017


Abanti blew the tobacco with fast furious puffs. The snuff entered my nostrils as a sequence of chartreuse explosions that expanded in chain reaction and spread backwards and…


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This is your brain on Li-Lo: Ayahuasca in the Twenty-First Century

Glenn H. Shepard , September 3rd, 2016


The genie is out of the bottle, tweeting about the next shamanic bodywork leadership seminar, and the bottle; well, check and see if it isn’t in the back…


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This is your brain on Li-Lo: Ayahuasca in the Twenty-First Century

Glenn H. Shepard , September 3rd, 2016


The genie is out of the bottle, tweeting about the next shamanic bodywork leadership seminar, and the bottle; well, check and see if it isn’t in the back…


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This is your brain on Li-Lo: Ayahuasca in the Twenty-First Century

Glenn H. Shepard , September 3rd, 2016


The genie is out of the bottle, tweeting about the next shamanic bodywork leadership seminar, and the bottle; well, check and see if it isn’t in the back…


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This is your brain on Li-Lo: Ayahuasca in the Twenty-First Century

Glenn H. Shepard , September 3rd, 2016


The genie is out of the bottle, tweeting about the next shamanic bodywork leadership seminar, and the bottle; well, check and see if it isn’t in the back…


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