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Blog Post: American History Told Through Squash

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 7/9/2012

Explore the role of squash in early American history, beyond its common use as fall decor. As a natively grown vegetable cultivated by the Wampanoag Indians, squash holds a special place in American history. There are dozens of squash varieties, ranging in shape, size, and color. Squash have a long relationship with human civilization, with seeds dating back 12,000 years ago found in Ecuadorian caves.


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