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The Three Sisters: Their Legacy in Native Culture – Part I

Fort Oglethorpe, GA: On Saturday, July 10, at 2 pm, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a special one-hour, ranger-led program exploring the unique horticulture practice of the Three Sisters. This program will take place at the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District located at approximately 200 Moccasin Bend Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405. Special program signs will direct visitors to the program site.

What is the Three Sisters form of agriculture? No, it is not three women who are sisters tending to their gardens. The Three Sisters are the crops of corn, beans, and squash. For centuries these three crops have been at the center of American Indian agriculture and their way of life. These three seeds, when planted together, represent the most important harvest for many American Indian cultures because each one helps the other to thrive and produce. We hope you will join us as we learn just how these plants work together to produce the sustenance that so many American Indian cultures relied on throughout the centuries and how you too can cultivate your own Three Sisters garden.

For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/chch. www.nps.gov

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 423 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

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