Pumpkin bread,recipes below (from http://my miscellaniblogspot.com)
As part of my ongoing series on the fall harvest, we turned to Native American contribution to global cookery—squash, pumpkins and
. Archaeologist point to Mesoamerica as the origins of the largest concentration of these plants in the world. We know that the Maya ate large numbers of squash seeds alone, toasted, grounded, with Chile, and in corn-based drinks, and stews. The survival of Native Americans across the continent depended in large part on the successful cultivation of beans, corn, and squash. Native Americans introduced squash to Europeans and Africans when they arrived in the Americas. The word squash is a Native American term that became part of European languages in Americas such as Spanish, English, and Dutch. Below are some related recipes for your enjoyment.