Up until the last few years, if you were to try to replicate an original Native American meal served at the time of the first Thanksgiving, you would have immediately run into nearly insurmountable problems sourcing authentic ingredients derived from the animals and plants found in America at the time of the Pilgrims’ fateful landing.
Not only has Native American farming traditions vanished from most of the continent, but also it had become very difficult to access the very turkey breeds and heirloom seeds upon which American food traditions were founded.
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