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Near Stanton in Mercer County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Tobacco

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2020
1. Tobacco Marker
Inscription.  
"Tobacco was cultivated in my tribe only by old men." - Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden

"Our young men did not smoke much; a few did, but most of them used little tobacco, or almost none. They were taught that smoking would injure their lungs and make them shot-winded so that they would be poor runners. But when a man got to be about sixty years of age we though it right for him to smoke as much as he liked. His war days and hunting were over."
"The first harvest was of these blossoms, which we reckoned the best part of the plant for smoking....Just before frost came, the rest of the plants were gathered, the stems and leaves." Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden
 
Erected by Department of the Interior, National Parks Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureNative Americans.
 
Location. 47° 19.882′ N, 101° 23.136′ W. Marker is near Stanton, North Dakota, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from County Highway 37 near 6th Street Southwest,
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2020
2. Tobacco Marker
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on the right when traveling north. The marker is located at the Knife River Indian Villages Interpretive Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 546 County Road 37, Stanton ND 58571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis & Clark at the Knife River Indian Villages (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hidatsa Garden (about 300 feet away); Awatixa Xi'e Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Middens (approx. ¼ mile away); Awatixa Village (approx. 0.6 miles away); Feeding the River (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cutbank Archeaology (sic) (approx. 0.6 miles away); River-Centered (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanton.
 
Also see . . .  Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden. Minnesota Historical Society website entry:
In Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden, first published in 1917, anthropologist Gilbert L. Wilson transcribed the words of this remarkable woman, whose advice today's gardeners can still follow. (Submitted on December 10, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on July 27, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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