This season brings out the glutton in me. I love pies and golden baked turkey skin. But you know, sometimes people really tick me off with their entitlements- advertising - capitalizing on what should be a day of momentous humility for the American family. So - I just to want to give thanks to the indigenous peoples of this hemisphere for the thousands of years of selective breeding that brought us: 1. Turkey 2. Corn 3. Tomatoes 4. Potatoes 5. Chocolate 6. Beans 7. Pumpkin 8. Squash 9.Cranberry 10. Concord Grape 11. Sweet Peppers 12. Hot Peppers 13. Blue Berries 14. Sweet Potato 15. Pineapple 16. Avocado 17. Pecans 18. Peanuts 19. Brazil Nuts 20. Macadamia Nuts 21. Quinoa 22. Guava 23. Papaya 24. All Spice 25. Cocaine (it's a medicine people) 26. Sunflower 27. Cotton 28. Tobacco 29. Strawberries Can anyone help me out with any other livestock or crops endemic to the "New World" ? Isn't it amazing how many of these foods and materials we consume, wear, smoke or get shot up at the dentist office (novo-caine) - every year of our lives? What would our Thanksgiving be if it were not for the North American Indians ( English Speakers) Canadian Indians ( French and English Speakers), Meso-American Indians ( Spanish Speakers)? We have so much to be thankful for.