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Three Sisters – Native American religion

By |2018-04-24T10:38:43-07:00August 10th, 2017|Native American, Religion|

  Corn, beans, and squash growing together Different people told different versions of this story. Here is a Cherokee version: Once upon a time there were three sisters. The first sister was very tall and strong; her name was Corn Girl, and she wore a pale green dress and had long yellow hair that blew in [...]

Native American religion – Early North America

By |2018-04-12T08:53:20-07:00August 10th, 2017|Native American, Religion|

Navajo dancers There were many different groups of people living in North America. They spoke different languages. They had different kinds of houses and clothes. But they still all had some religious ideas in common. For instance, pretty much everyone in North America had a creation story about how the earth was made and how their people got to be on [...]

Green corn ceremony – Native American religion

By |2018-04-12T08:53:19-07:00August 10th, 2017|Food, Native American, Religion|

Corn, beans, and squash growing together Like other people around the world, when people in North America started to get more of their food from farming, starting about 1 AD, they also began to hold harvest festivals every year to celebrate a successful harvest with plenty of food to eat for the next year. People thanked the [...]

Three Sisters – corn, beans, and squash

By |2018-04-07T17:05:27-07:00August 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, [...]