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Scooter Cheatham

Region: Trans Pecos

Topics:  Botany, Ethnobotany, Farming, Agriculture, Science

Mr. Cheatham is an architect and botanist who has managed multi-disciplinary land use studies of the Texas coast for the General Land Office, taught architecture at the University of Texas - Austin, rebuilt Native American Caddoan and Pamunkey sites, and provided drawings and photographs for various botanical field guides. His major effort over the past 30 years has been to direct, illustrate, write, edit and lay out the Encyclopedia of the Useful Wild Plants of Texas, a 12-volume, 6000-page work produced by the Useful Wild Plants Project and designed to find and publicize textile, food, construction, and pharmaceutical uses for native plants, ensuring the plants' survival and the continued viability of farming and ranching families and communities.


April 1, 2001
Lajitas, Texas
Reels 2146 and 2147

Please see a video excerp or listen to an audio clip from our interview with Mr. Cheatham.

Please see the video (reels 2146 and 2147) or the  transcript of Mr. Cheatham's full  interview.






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