This Thanksgiving, Celebrate Traditional Food Production

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By Danielle Nierenberg and Hong Gao
For the Herald/Review

Sassamanash, batata, misihew: the American Indian names for cranberry, potato, and turkey will likely not be a part of most Thanksgiving dinners in Sierra Vista this year. But Native communities cultivated these Thanksgiving staples, and many other foods, long before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. This year, we can try to give thanks by honoring the wisdom of the world’s first agrarians: Indigenous Peoples in the United States and around the world.

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