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Oneidas return to roots in food production

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Wis. - George Washington's troops at Valley Forge may have starved to death without the white corn an Oneida Indian chief gave them in the winter of 1777 during the Revolutionary War. Now, the Oneida, like other tribes in Wisconsin, are returning to indigenous foods such as high-protein white corn and bison to aid their own survival, as diabetes and heart disease associated with fast-food diets plague tribal members.

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