|Bidwell House Museum Online: Mohican Medicine for the Winter Months|
|01:27PM / Monday, January 16, 2023|
MONTEREY, Mass.— The Bidwell House Museum presents its 3rd annual winter Zoom lecture series, and the topic for the lectures in 2023 will be life in winter for the early residents of the Berkshires.
There will be one lecture each in January, February and March.
In this first lecture on Jan. 18, Misty Cook, a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohicans, will discuss the history of Medicines throughout the Tribe's history. She will focus on #6 Wild Bergamot, Mullein, and Sumac. She will also talk about gathering, drying and preserving herbs and will discuss the usage of herbs through stories of the Tribe.
Misty Cook (Davids) MS has studied herbal medicines, including plant identification; gathering and drying methods throughout the year; and preservation techniques. She is the author of "Medicine Generations: Natural Native American Medicines Traditional to the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans Tribe." Misty is also a cultural consultant with a Master's degree in Management and provides diversity training on many topics including Native American students in education, Native American history, Native American games and herbal medicines.
Details for how to access the event will be sent via email a few days in advance.