Every early summer the local farmers market is selling native corn or tomatoes that could not have been grown locally! This of course begged the question of what the definition of native is? The answer is, it is of indigenous origin or growth! Both corn and tomatoes are native to South America, so they are not native at all.

Horses are not native to the America’s as they were brought here by the Spanish from Europe! Why then are native American’s considered native when their ancient ancestors came from somewhere else? Yes, they did meet the Vikings and Columbus who were 2nd and 3rd respectively but does being here first give them and exclusive on America because they happened to be first?

And that is all I”m going to say about that!

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