IMAGE Three generations hold important three sisters seeds. The squash was planted, harvested and returned to Oneida.

Three Sisters Impacts Three Generations

Paula Terwilleger (Turtle Clan) has made it a point to attend as many Three Sisters dinners as possible. It’s something Paula, who works as multi-games manager at Turning Stone, feels not only keeps her grounded to her heritage, but helps keep special traditions alive.

The importance of this dinner became abundantly clear to her this year as seeds she received at the annual event were planted, harvested, and then returned back to Paula this fall. And the resulting squash from those precious seeds was used to create mouth-watering butternut squash bread.

“We each got a little packet of seeds at the dinner so we went some out to mom (Elaine Klindtwort, Dandridge) in Tennessee. She grew the squash and made bread,” ...
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