Ethnobotany Garden

Explore The Garden

The Ethnobotany Garden at the Payne Family Native American Center contains native plants, shrubs, and grasses of the Rocky Mountain West. 

Eight stone circles represent diverse ecoregions of Montana and the Native tribes that live there. Click on the Tribal Seals below to explore the rich histories and contemporary stories of the Indigenous People of Montana and the plants that are important to them.

Much of the scholarship at this website is from Dr. Rosalyn LaPier, who was a professor at UM for several years.