Revitalizing a Traditional Seed to Revitalize Osage Culture


Vann Bighorse, director of the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, is keenly aware that Osage traditions are getting closer to slipping away–permanently.

A current project to preserve Osage culture and revive a millennia old tradition is now three years in the making. The Cultural Center has been building a collection of heirloom seeds and recently started growing traditional foods for traditional purposes. The Cultural Center currently has a small garden located at the facility. It is a small garden with huge potential, and Bighorse knows this project has to happen now...

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Jefferson, Anna. "Revitalizing a Traditional Seed to Revitalize Osage Culture." Indian Country Today Media Network. February 12, 2015. Article.  (, accessed February 16, 2015)