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Updated June 2, 2020

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  • Native American Foods

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    10:30 am at Myrick Park Center, La Crosse, WI

    maizeW-181x300For hundreds of years, spring has been a very busy time of the year for farmers in the La Crosse area.  Approximately 700 years ago, the first true farming communities were established by the Native Americans in La Crosse.  In this lecture, you will learn about the crops these farmers grew, including corn.  We will look at how corn developed from a grass in Central America to one of the most abundant food sources in the world.  We will also look at other crops that the early Native Americans grew and the exploration of wild resources.  Presenter is Wendy Holtz-Leith, research archaeologist at MVAC.