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Seeds (heirlooms) of the Illinois and Miami tribes

 
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Yes. Saponi on my grandmothers' side & some kind of Iroquois on my grandfathers'.
 
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I'm doing an 1830 Oklahoma Cherokee garden to honor Carl Barnes and my late grandma next year at my community farm and a little bit of the Wendat nation who were part of the Huron confedracy centuries ago. You know the Wendat?
 
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I'm aware of them. I live around where they used to live when they were in Ohio & I know they mostly ended up in Missouri. I don't know anything about their plants, though.

I've spoken to you once or twice before. I figured you might be interested in the find, whether you planned to add them or not. But, sadly, that was the only other thing I could find. After that, I actually started going through the archives of a group that does heirloom garden seems from Appalachia, but I can't find records that anything they have directly connects back to any tribe in particular. So, nothing new to report, sadly. I'd tell you if I knew.
 
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You also grew Haudenusnee white corn before? I grew only the Myaamia one.
 
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No. This will be our first heirloom crop. My brother was clearing land to expand his garden & said he wanted to try to grow pumpkins & watermelon, so I talked him into this & kind of found the Boston Marrows on accident.
 
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Hello all! Long time no see on this board! I wanna find out if anybody has grown Tamaroa flint and white or red stripe flour corn before?
 
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Greetings. Just wanna find out if anybody has grown a Miami green spotted squash in the past or last year? I'm looking for more for my garden this year.
 
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Greetings! My Illinois-Tamaroa white flour corn has done tremendously, as have my Illinois green stripe cushaw, Miami-Peoria little people rabbit bean, Illinois red seed watermelon, Miami tobacco, a little bit of my Miami tan pumpkin and Meskwaki lima bean in my Miami-Illinois garden this year. I also got some Miami white flour corn, Miami spotted pumpkin and Miami cornfield bean on the other side of my community farm. I'll show you all some pictures of my gardens sometime in the future. Thanks!
 
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I mean my gardens have done mighty well. That's my report for today.
 
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Hi, I’m looking to grow a three sisters garden in Chicagoland area.  Looking to get some authentic seeds for beans, corn, and/or squash.  Please email me if youve had any luck finding seeds.  Many thanks!!

Ecocarlisle at gmail dot com.

 
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What's happening  Jon! Today I've grown some Potawatomi white flour corn, Miami pumpkin, Miami bean, Potawatomi cowpea and Potawatomi red seed watermelon at my community farm to help boost local awareness and rememberance of what my community and region was like years ago. I'll let you know my progress this fall and go from there.
 
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I have been entrusted with the following varieties and will be cultivating with measures to avoid cross pollination next year. I have a few seedlings that will be tended this year but larger quantities next year. I am NW Ohio. Once I have a secured quantity, I will have them available. I am easiest contacted thru email. themistymushroom@gmail.com
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Greetings! You planted squashes and beans also native to Ohio just as corn? You know of any types of Potawatomi and Kickapoo crops been grown in northwest Ohio?

 
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I unfortunately do not. One of my goals going forward.
 
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I'm growing Potawatomi, Miami, Ho-Chunk and Illinois locally this year in my community in the Calumet region in Chicago to help remember their past as well as Lenape and Shawnee to honor Tecumseh's time in the Wabash region and Cherokee to honor my late grandmother from my father's side. You know the late Shawnee chief Tecumseh? He was among the greatest Native American freedom fighters of all time till his death in 1813.
 
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Yes I have, I've been wanting to read more about him but I've been focusing more on native plants and the preservation of land management. I want to utilize our space down the road for educational opportunities that the indigenous population can utilize if desired. The heritage agricultural crops was part of this. That is amazing work in what you are doing. Keep it up!
 
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How wide and long are your areas? Mines are more than 20 feet long and 12 feet wide.
 
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Back again. I'd like to find out the history of Seneca Red Stalker corn and how it was used centuries ago. Was it widely used among Iroquoian peoples as have been years ago? Did many other tribes have that similar type back then? I'd like to learn more in depth with that type of corn as well as other types of corn been grown east of the Mississippi. Anybody grown a Blue Fox corn from the Kickapoo, Meskwaki and Sauk yet? I've grown some before.
 
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Happy 2024 folks! How you you all been on this forum? Looking to seek for more historic types of Native American crops of the Midwest especially from the Great Lakes. I'm looking for ones that are adopted by European settlers including the French and British who came in from the 1600s and 1700s. I'm looking for all the aid I can get on my quest to better indigenous gardens. Good day!
 
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Hi Blake, I'm on the beginning of my journey of transforming my garden and just wanted to say THANK YOU for this huge resource!!
 
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Greetings Cass! Glad you're edified by my topics. You beginning your first Native American garden this year? Good seeing you!
 
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What's happening folks! Missed you all. I'm looking for some stuff to trade for more Miami-Potawatomi beans, Ohio pole, Gete Oksomin squash and few other crops that are rare. I could have some more Potawatomi ones since I'm growing a Midwest Native American garden commemorating the tribes from my community. Please reach me over here or on Purple Mooseage if y'all need me. Out!
 
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