Curator’s Corner: Annual Sunflowers

by Amanda Mather, Curator of Collections Even long after agriculture had taken a firm grip amongst Pueblo people here in northern New Mexico, wild plant resources continued to be eaten, used medicinally, and, of course, used to make all manner of stuff. We can still see New Mexicans enjoying wild plant foods — I saw…

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Object of the Month

Buffalo Gourd

Buffalo Gourd by Amanda Mather Since we are about to (finally!) start into the hot long days of summer I thought I would talk about something that always makes me think of those fun spicy days! Buffalo Gourd, or Curbita foetidissima if you want to get fancy science talk about it, is an indigenous species…

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