Returning the Three Sisters Nourishes People, Land, and Cultures

Picture of corn, squash, and beans in a basket against a cloth background.

In this article, author Christina Gish Hill reflects on the history of Indigenous agriculture, sustainable food production, and the three sisters – corn, beans, and squash. Hill and her colleagues are part of a research project, “Reuniting the Three Sisters”, which “explores what it means to be a responsible caretaker of the land from the perspective of peoples who have been balancing agricultural production with sustainability for hundreds of years.”

Read the full article to learn more about these agricultural sisters, the displacement of Indigenous peoples, and modern efforts to revive Indigenous agriculture.