Cranberry Patch

Among others, the Algonquin, Chippewa and Cree, gathered “sour berries”, what we now call the cranberry, for use in cooking, making dyes, and as medicine. The Lenni Lenape (Delaware) tribe believed the berries so important that they used the fruit as a symbol of peace.   Formal cultivation began in the early 1800s and continues today. Here, wood artist Keoni carves his interpretation of the cranberry patch using quilted maple as a canvas, to celebrate the fruit’s heritage.

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