Nov 28, 2019 · Ruth Hopkins, a Native American writer and lawyer and member of the Great Sioux Nation, says the holiday originated after a massacre that killed 700 Pequot in 1637. Months earlier, a white privateer was found dead in his boat, and the colonists blamed the Pequot, who lived at what is now Mystic, Conn.
Oct 17, 2017 · Native Americans burned bean plants and saved the ashes from hickory, pecan, and oaks, using a very light dusting of that instead of salt.All of those ashes will contain salt (potassium chloride). Hickory and pecan twigs can be boiled down (to dryness) and the residue is hickory salt.