POME Magazine, Winter 2020 ⇒ The long growing season in Mvskoke country finally comes to an end with first frost, when surface temperatures drop low enough to transform water vapor into ice. Various factors affect the formation of these spiny ice crystals, producing different types of frost. Each plant, in turn, responds to the onset of freezing conditions according … Continue reading A Month Named Glistening
POME Magazine, Fall 2019 ⇒ Ten years ago, during a brief sabbatical from university life, I visited Glacier National Park in northwest Montana. I had been there twice before, in the mid-1960s, when my family camped our way across the northern plains to escape the southern plains’ summer heat. Home movies shot on 8mm film preserved … Continue reading A Second Mvskoke Removal?
POME Magazine, Summer 2019 ⇒ Every human society has ways of marking and tracking the passage of time. If you’re a citizen, resident, or employee of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, then you’ve probably seen one of the colorful wall calendars featuring Mvskoke names for the months along with other important information. Recent editions have been … Continue reading Living on Mvskoke Time
POME Magazine, Spring 2019 ⇒ Food is a necessity for human survival and a focal point of cultural tradition, as in Hokti’s Recipe Book of Creek Indian Foods. The endless variety of local sustenance can serve as the basis for charting the territories on Planet Earth, including our own remarkable continent. A noteworthy effort to reconceive … Continue reading Reclaiming the Mvskoke Plum