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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.
A 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.