209 years ago, almost to the day, the Lewis and Clark expedition came upon a busy settlement of Arikara. The Arikara were an agricultural tribe that grew beans, corn, sunflowers, squash, and tobacco in the large gardens around their lodges.
Today, in honor of the friendly and helpful Arikara, we made "Great Plains Stew". Children chopped onions and cut up squash. We added corn and beans, and then some liquid (milk and water). I also added a few vegetable bouillon to give it some more good flavor.
We also got some handwriting practice by copying the recipe from the board onto fancy recipe paper.