|Kenton Lobe and Caroline Chartrand are seen here with Gete-Okosomin squash|
grown at the Canadian Memmonite University Farm.
Image Courtesy of media.cmu.ca and Indian Country Today.
December 3, 2015.Alysa Landry, of Indian Country Today, has written an informative article about the real history of the Gete-Okosomin ("big old squash") which can reach sizes of 30 pounds or more.
"The Miami were careful stewards of the seed, taking care to hand-pollinate them and maintain their purity. [David] Wrone planted the seeds and grew several squash weighing 30 pounds or more.
“It’s a delicious variety,” said Wrone, who spent his academic career studying and teaching about indigenous people in the Great Lakes area. “And it doesn’t have the rind on it that many modern squash have. I would imagine the Miami people sliced it, dried it out and put it in the rafters of their homes. Then they could pull it down and use it in their cooking, throw it in with rabbit, corn or wild rice." "
For more information,
- Miami Nation of Indiana
- White Earth Nation
- The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
- American Indian Center of Chicago
- White Earth Land Recovery Project
- Indigenous Seed Library
- Upper Midwest Indigenous Seed Keepers Network
- Indigenous Farming Conference
- Seed of the Week Radio Program
- NiijiiRadio KKWE 89.9 White Earth, MN
- "a 15 minute long jam-packed Niijii radio, 89.9 broadcasted show focusing on one seed a week and also going into topics such as our seed industry, seed policy, seed cooperatives, plant breeding, seed saving techniques, plant traits, cooking and much more. With guest interviews and speeches from seed experts and our community"
- Haudenosaunee Confederacy
- Haudenosaunee Guide for Educators: The Three Sisters
- National Museum of the American Indian
- Ancient Ohio Trail
- Ancient Life Ways Videos
- Agricultural Practices (Hopewell)
- The Three Sisters: Exploring an Iroquois Garden
- Cornell University
- Seed-saving at CMU leads to relationships between Mennonites, indigenous peoples
- Canadian Mennonite University, November 2015
- Guest post: SFP grad Zachary Paige assists White Earth Seedsavers
- Stand for Food Blog.
- Who You Callin' a Savage? The Beauty and Brilliance of Indian Science.
- August 14, 2015.