Mississippian Horticulture

A group of Mississippian women plants squash seeds in a new garden plot, as other women and children gather ripe corn, squash, and beans, widely known as the Three Sisters. To the left, a pair of men return to the village with a sturgeon they have caught. Native Americans in the Southeast consumed a wide variety of wild and cultivated indigenous foods prior to contact with Europeans.

Courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History Foundation