is a Native American metaphor that embodies land, community, and the shared space of sustenance among relations. Native people frequently rejected the roles intended for them by their missionary teachers and used the skills they acquired to compose petitions, political tracts, and speeches; to record community councils and histories; and most important, to imagine collectively the routes through which the Common Pot could survive. Reframing the historical landscape of the region, a provocative new picture of Native space before and after colonization emerges. · Edited by Rosemary Alexander and Fergus Garrett · Paperback, 410 pages, University of Minnesota Press · 6 x 9 x 1 inches · ISBN 9780816647842 Your purchase is powerful. Not only does it help to sustain local artisans and preserve traditional arts and crafts, but it directly supports horticulture, research, and educational programming at the Gardens. "> THE COMMON POT: THE RECOVERY OF NATIVE SPACE IN THE NE -