The Life & Death (and Life) of the American Chestnut

The Chestnut blight was one of the most tragic environmental disasters of the modern age. Now efforts to restore a Native giant offer promise for other threatened species

Life and Death of An American Chestnut, Feature, issue #3, Illustration, Gwen Coleman Lester

Gwen Coleman Lester

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The Grandfather In Native culture, the American chestnut was once king. So deeply entwined was its relationship to Native people in the eastern United States that archaeological records and oral histories reveal that tribes from southern Canada to Georgia, from Maine to the Ohio River Valley and beyond, actively managed their forests to favor and…
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