Christina Gish Hill received her PhD from the University of Minnesota in American Studies. Her research is on the socio-political organization and the expression of sovereignty in American Indian communities. She has worked with the Northern Cheyenne in Montana, gathering oral histories and learning about kinship practices.
Historians know that turkey and corn were part of the first Thanksgiving, when Wampanoag peoples shared a harvest meal with the pilgrims of Plymouth plantation in Massachusetts. And traditional Native American farming practices tell us that squash and beans likely were part of that 1621 dinner too. For centuries before Europeans reached North America, many […]