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How Native American tribes saved a giant, ancient squash from oblivion

How Native American tribes saved a giant, ancient squash from oblivion

How Native American tribes saved a giant, ancient squash from oblivion. 

The seeds passed through a couple of pairs of hands before they got to the farm. But they started with Paul DeMain, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin (board member of Honor the Earth) and the editor of News from Indian Country. DeMain says his seeds originally came from the Miami tribe in Indiana and are thought to be from a line that's somewhere between 1,000 to 2,000 years old.