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Peculiar Wilderness

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This is an excerpt of Nelson Algren's work, Chicago: City on the Make: “ forge, out of steel and blood-red neon, its own peculiar wilderness.”

One example of that wilderness is located on a busy street corner on Chicago's North Side. Throughout the spring, Northwestern University's Lisa Matuska recorded the stories of the plants and herbs in a tiny medicine garden. The stories that tell how one Native American community can carve out space in its urban setting, and redefine nature in the city.

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