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ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The Feb. 21 dinner meeting of the St. Lucie Historical Society welcomes Dr. Susan Stans, retired anthropology professor and author.
Dr. Stans will share her personal account of living with the Seminole Indians at Brighton Reservation.
Dr. Stans graduated from the University of Florida in 1996 with a doctorate in Medical Anthropology. Dr. Stans retired from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, and currently resides in Fort Pierce.
Dr. Stans will talk about the Seminole tribe of Florida from an outsider's perspective, and also about her 22-month sojourn on the Brighton Reservation in Okeechobee, emphasizing what she wants you to know about the Seminoles of today.
Dr. Stans wrote a book, "Healing Plants: Medicine of the Florida Seminole Indians," with Alice Snow, a Seminole Tribe elder from Brighton Reservation near Okeechobee. The book was published by University Press of Florida in 2001. Copies will be available to buy and have autographed at the meeting.
St. Lucie Historical Society Dinner Meetings are held at the Fort Pierce Elks Club, 615 South U.S. 1 in Fort Pierce and are open to the public. The dinner cost is $12 per person and is served promptly at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required by Feb. 19 by calling (772) 461-8020, (772) 461-6990, or visiting www.stluciehistoricalsociety.org