Welcome Center

2013 FALL HOURS
Mon: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
Closed for Lunch: 12-1pm
Closed on Federal Holidays
Will open on Tuesday, Thursday, and week-ends by request.

HEALING GARDEN

The Garden of Healing focuses on Great Plains medicinal and edible plants that Native Americans have used for centuries for food, medicine, and building materials. The plants are accompanied by stories from many tribal nations about their origin and what illnesses to treat, as well as stories about the uses of plants such as sage, sweet grass, or cedar, for use in ceremonies. These healing plants will help the Haskell campus to heal from the trauma of the boarding school era. The plants are made available to the Haskell campus.

echinacea

Purple coneflower, Echinacea

Uses: Snake bites, insect bites, burns, wounds, toothaches, tonsillitis, stomach ache, eye wash, an anesthetic and headaches.

peace poleA path of healing around the Cultural Center consists of limestone rocks that were part of the first buildings at Haskell. These stones carry stories of the past and help the healing process. The Peace Pole was donated to Haskell by the World Peace Prayer Society in Japan. It says, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in English, Japanese, Cherokee, and Navajo. The Tree of Peace is a maple tree planted by Jake Swamp of the Tree of Peace Society in honor of the Haudenosaunee or People of the Longhouse confederacy and how they buried their weapons to work together for peace.