Gifts from Turtle Island

Treasures from the Americas


Gifts from Turtle Island

Did you know that pizza is a gift from the Americas? You wouldn't think so, but, try to enjoy one without tomato sauce...

Here is a partial list of treasures from the Americas shared with the world:

A
avocado
amaranth
American Constitution, word for word
asphalt

B
buffalo
beaver pelts
brazilian dye

C
canoe
corn
Communist Manifesto
caucus
chocolate
cocoa
cassava
chicle
cotton
cashews
chayotes
catfish
chilis
cayenne
coyote

D
democracy
dyes
dog sled

E
ecology

F
fertilizers
food preservation

G
gum
grits
guerilla warfare
gold, lots and lots of it

H
hammock
hominy
hickory nut

I
impeachment
ipecac

J
jerky
jerusalem artichoke

K
kidney beans
kayak

L
libraries (way before Europe)
llamas

M
many medicines
milpa
moccasins
manioc

N
nuts
names of states and provinces

O
Oklahoma

P
potatoes
parrots
pumpkins
peanuts
popcorn
pineapple
passenger pigeons
pear cactus
parkas
peppers
pomegranate
passion fruit
papaya
pecan
paprika

Q
quinine
quinoa

R
rubber

S
salsa
squash
silver, lots and lots of it

T
turkey
tapioca
tomatoes
tortillas
tobacco
tar

V
vanilla

W
wild rice
witch hazel
words, several thousand in English and Spanish

X
xylophone

Y
yams

Z
zero
zucchini