Food Sovereignty

Food Sovereignty

When the Navajo people were forced to leave their homeland in the Four Corners area (where Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico meet) in 1863, General James Carleton ordered his troops to slaughter their livestock, burn their crops (of which peaches were a staple) and massacre any resistors.

Navajo Woman Brings Long Lost Peach Orchards Back to the Southwest

Did you know Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado (even the Grand Canyon) used to be covered in peach trees? Centuries ago, Native Americans tended flourishing peach orchards across the Southwest – even in the Grand Canyon! But like the vast chestnut forests of the Northeast, and the bison that […]

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