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Planting the seed of promise – Waccamaw Siouans reunited with ancestral corn

Members of the Lumbee, Coharie and Waccamaw Siouan tribes met with scientists to learn about their ancestors’ corn. Submitted photos

Over a year ago, Ashley Lomboy of the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe was researching her tribal history and came across the Green Corn Ceremony — an annual event lasting several days practiced at the beginning of harvest to celebrate new beginnings. 

“I thought, ‘That is awesome,’” Lomboy said. “I didn’t know

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