Madison Cissell (Indiana University Bloomington)
Pawpaws produce the largest edible fruit of any North American tree, yet remain largely unknown to the greater American public. Likewise, persimmons are not a popular fruit, but some folks who live in its native Ohio Valley have an appreciation for its autumnal harvest. In April I planned and held an event titled “Native Foodways Roundtable: Pawpaws and Persimmons in Indiana” at Indiana University. This event brought in a group of panelists and conversations that stretched across disciplines and understandings of these fruits as they relate to multiple worldviews.
Part of 06-15 Place, Folklore, and the Rooting of Identity, Friday, November 03, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm