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2020-05-05T20:22:22.000Z
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1,681
Video Title:
A Search for American Ginseng: The Field Adventures of Botanist E. Lucy Braun
Description:
American ginseng is a plant native to the Appalachian Mountains and highly valued in traditional Chinese medicine. The Smithsonian Herbarium contains seventy specimens of American ginseng, but only one collected by a woman: E. Lucy Braun. In this video, see photos from the Smithsonian Archives documenting Braun’s field studies in Kentucky and hear from Smithsonian folklorist and curator Betty J. Belanus, whose project “American Ginseng: Local Knowledge, Global Roots” is part of the Earth Optimism program for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. American Ginseng: Local Knowledge, Global Roots: https://s.si.edu/3fxnR6i E. Lucy Braun, A Force for Nature: https://bit.ly/3cdEz8M [© Smithsonian Institution, 2020]
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3 min 57 sec
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