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Native Americans have used squash as part of many traditional dishes and it is in a lot that are made today. Along with corn and beans, squash is commonly referred to as the Three Sisters
Native American gardening before colonization was different than gardening today. Instead of taking from the land, Native American gardens made the land richer.
When Europeans came to North America, Native Americans had several varieties of beans and the same varieties are still grown and eaten today.
Pumpkins were grown by Native Americans long before Europeans arrived. Native Americans dried strips of pumpkin and wove them into mats.
Native Americans introduced cranberries to the colonists when they arrived to North America. They used cranberries in many dishes just like we do today.
There are many kinds of catfish found across Indian Country. You can catch catfish in most rivers, lakes and reservoirs.

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