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History of Halloween – American holidays

By |2018-10-02T10:13:05+00:00August 14th, 2017|North America, Religion|

History of Halloween: Pumpkins growing When did Halloween get started? Halloween is a pretty new holiday - American children didn't start trick-or-treating on Halloween until about eighty years ago. Halloween is a combination of several different holiday traditions: Native American ones, Irish ones, and old Roman ones. What about Thanksgiving? More American holidays [...]

Three Sisters – corn, beans, and squash

By |2018-04-07T17:05:27+00:00August 8th, 2017|Economy, Food, Native American|

Corn, beans, and squash growing together When people in South America began to farm corn and beans and squash, they worked out a system for growing all three plants in the same field that was good for all of the plants and made them grow better than they would have on their own. Women planted the corn first, [...]

Where does squash come from? Central America

By |2018-04-20T00:09:03+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Central America, Food|

Squash history: Pumpkins growing Where is squash from? Squash is the fruit of a vine plant that grows wild in Central America. Squash probably evolved around the same time as the other flowering plants, about 350 million years ago. It's related to cucumbers, melons and gourds that grew in Africa, Europe, and Asia. [...]