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The Big Story: November 21, 2016

Native Americans were managing and raising turkeys as early as 1200 – 1400 A.D.
Native Americans were managing and raising turkeys as early as 1200 – 1400 A.D.

Hundreds of years before the first Thanksgiving, Native Americans were raising and feasting on America’s classic holiday meal. FSU Associate Professor of Anthropology Tanya Peres and graduate student Kelly Ledford write in a paper published today that Native Americans as early as 1200 – 1400 A.D. were managing and raising turkeys.

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