The importance of strawberry basketry in Potawatomi culture

For thousands of years, the Nishnabe have made baskets out of black ash trees and porcupine quills. One of the most-used images in basketry is the strawberry because of the cultural significance of the fruit. “The Potawatomi word for strawberry is demen, which is directly translated as ‘heart berry,’” said Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Read More »