Author talks about tribes’ seasonal harvest habits

The seasonal harvest habits of native people living in the Northwest will be the topic of a presentation by author Heidi Bohan on Saturday at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum.

Bohan, who wrote “The People of Cascadia- Pacific Northwest Native American History,” will talk about the patterns of harvesting plants and animals in the Coast Salish people culture. Her presentation will include images and the opportunity for a hands-on experience with artifacts and materials. She will do a book signing after the program.

Bohan, who also wrote also author of “Starflower Native Plant ID Cards” and “Journey Medicine Cards,” is an educator and consultant specializing in native plants and their traditional uses for food, medicine and materials. She has worked as an educator and ethnobotanist for Northwest Indian College and several tribes and organizations. She serves as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University teaching ethnobotany and northwest herbs.

The 1 p.m. program is included in fort admission. The museum is in Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. For more information, call 253-591-5339 or go to metroparkstacoma.org/fort-nisqually-living-history-museum.