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Interview with Emma Mosley

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  • Emma Mosley is interviewed as part of the "Native Plants Project"--a research project of the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University. Ms. Mosley is a native and lifelong resident of Swain County. This interview takes place in Cullowhee at her daughter's home. Emma's grandmother, who was part Cherokee, was very knowledgeable in the medicinal properties of herbs and plants. She passed this knowledge to Emma when she was a young girl. Emma has continued her grandmother's legacy and helps those in need in her family and in the community. She gathers the herbs and plants, dries them and stores them for future use. Emma discusses a variety of plants, when and where to gather them as well as their uses to cure and heal. The discussion also includes lore about healing. When asked to what she attributes her longevity, Emma replies healthy living and hard work, but above all, that faith in the Lord has allowed her to enjoy such a long life.