Misty Cook (Stockbridge-Munsee)

Misty Cook stands behind two large sculptures of curled fiddleheads of ferns shaped into spirals. the sculptures appear to be made of copper with a blueish-green patina on the top and dark gray underneath. the setting around Misty and sculptures in verdant green with trees overhead. Misty wears a brown sleeveless dress and has her brown hair pulled back.

Misty Cook, M. S. of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, works with plant medicines. Misty continues to pass on traditional knowledge by teaching, giving presentations, and through her book Medicine Generations. On November 18, 2023, Misty visits the Sanctuary for Mohican Medicine for the Winter Months, part of a workshop series related to the establishment and growth of a Medicine Garden in the NATURE Lab yard at the Sanctuary. During this event, participants will learn from Misty about history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans Medicines and how her people preserved them. Misty will focus on the Medicines used throughout the Winter months, discussing gathering, preserving, usage and questions.

The Medicine Garden is part of the Sanctuary’s growing Eco-Art Trail, supported by an NEA Our Town Grant in collaboration with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians.

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