Lenape Seeds at Object Migration, Proteus Gowanus

Proteus Gowanus asked their community of friends and collaborators and all others to contribute objects with migratory stories for this show. With over 50 contributors, objects on display range from a 50 million year old “dinosaur fart” (or gas bubble) to a collection of wild bird’s stomach contents collected in the early 20th C for “scientific” purposes. There are also talismans, mundane objects with secret meanings, things of beauty and much more. I contributed these two ears of Lenape Corn from the Maize Field Project. This Lenape blue flour corn,  know as Sehsapsing, is a seed variety whose migration can be traced from the Lenape territories of the New Jersey Area, to Oaklahoma, Ohio, and back to Brooklyn.