Oneida Nation Museum: ÁshʌNyʔtekutʌhnu·téleʔ

© Photographed June 24, 2016
Erected by Oneida Nation Museum
Hobart, Brown County, Wisconsin
44.444551, -88.229191
44°26'40.4"N 88°13'45.1"W

Corns [sic], beans and squash, [sic] are known as the Three Sisters. They represent the food spirits. In the Creation Story, Sky Woman's daughter died in childbirth. Corn, beans, and squash grew from her grave. They ecame the mail staples in the Haudenosaunee diet. The Haudenosaunee believe that each plant has a female spirit. Today, they [corn, beans, and squash] are still planted, nourished and harvested by the Haudenosaunee.

Corn is the oldest sister. She stands tall in the center. Squash is the next sister. She grows over the mound, protecting her sisters from weeds and shades the soil from the sun with her leaves, keeping it [the soil] cool and moist. Beans are the third sister. She climbs through squash and then up corn to bind all together as she reaches for the sun. Beans help keep the soil fertile by converting the sun's energy into nitrogen filled [sic] nodules that grown in its roots. As beans grow, they use the stored nitrogen as food.
The Oneida Nation Museum is located on westbound County Road EE, about a half mile west of its intersection with County Road E, at or near W892 County Road EE, Hobart, Wisconsin 54115.

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