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Monday, October 13, 2014

Ancient Foods Born Again

Rare squash is born again,0,2117826.story    
The squash seeds are the third generation from mother seeds found about six years ago at an archaeological dig on a Menominee reservation near Green Bay, Wis. "They found a clay ball, (used) for storing seed. It was carbon-dated to 850 years ago," Menzel said.
In the ball were squash seeds that eventually were given to Winona LaDuke, a longtime advocate for native food sovereignty. She called the squash Gete-okosomin, an Anishinaabe word that roughly translates to "really cool old squash."

Ancient Remedies: 10 Native Herbs or Foods to Ease Common Ailments

So much more to these foods (and this article) than the summary list below - click on the link! 
1. Amaranthus 
2. Black Cohosh
3. Coconut
4. Cranberries
5. Ginkgo Biloba
6. Maple Sap
7. Oregon Grape  
8. Peppercorns
9. Skunk Cabbage
10. Yucca Root

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