Cooperatives: Spreading Sassamanesh

When the Pilgrims first landed, they found the Nauset Indians using a bright red waxy berry that seemed good to eat as well as valuable for making poul tices and preserving game. The Indians called the berry sassamanesh; the Pilgrims rechristened it the cranberry. At first confined to New England, and mainly to Cape Cod, as a diet staple and profitable source of income, the cranberry gradually conquered the holiday tables of the nation. This month, when Americans buy more cranberries than at any other time of the year, no Thanksgiving dinner...

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