Thanksgiving Reflections

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Ages 5+

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The first celebration of Thanksgiving in the US was in the early 1600’s and was based on the successful harvest of the Pilgrims. Long before this time, the Lenape (New York Native American tribe) lived happily on harvests of staples they called “The Three Sisters” comprised of Corn, Beans and Squash. This workshop reflects on what the Pilgrims ate, and what the Lenape Peoples ate. Which do you think were more sustainable crops for the land; Native Americans who had lived in the region much longer, or Pilgrims who had just moved into the territory with new types of crops? Visitors will be encouraged to create a collage of foods they think would be sustainable for helping keep the natural environment healthy.

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Anthony Heinz May

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