Lisa Falk, ASM director of education and blog editor provokes you to think about the questions raised in ASM’s newest exhibit Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living for which she is the lead curator.
Our newest exhibit, Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living, uses objects, stories, photos, videos, hands-on activities, comic book art and children’s book illustrations to explore Native American history, culture and wellness.
Did you know that one in three children in America are obese? Did you know that over 50% of the Tohono O’odham have diabetes? Why? What can help reverse this growing epidemic?
Come explore our exhibit to discover the answers to those and the following questions:
What disease does more people die from: cancer, AIDs or diabetes?
Why do traditional foods of the Tohono O’odham help prevent diabetes?
While playing what traditional Tohono O’odham women’s game might you get wet?
What three plants did the Hohokam cultivate?
Archaeologists found sandals dating to 600 AD in a northeastern Arizona Ancestral Pueblo village. What were they made of? What about these shoes indicated who was wearing them?
Who invented mukluk boots?
What is toka?
Which commercial shoe is a popular canvas for some Native American artists today?
What does skateboarding provide for Native youth?
What kinds of designs are Native artists putting on skate decks?
Indian fry bread is made from what products? Where did tribes get these products in large amounts on a regular basis?
What does insulin do?
What is Tohono O’odham Community Action doing to help turn around the epidemic of diabetes for the Tohono O’odham Nation?
Who are Samantha, Brandon and Tomás? Where can you find them?
Come visit the museum between now and January 7th to find out the answers. Also please join us on November 12th for A Healthy Celebration, a free multicultural health fair with fun activities and performances for the whole family. You may also find this online resource of interest for an introduction to Tohono O’odham foodways.