THE REAL GOLD OF THE NEW WORLD
When the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620, they struggled to survive. They found the land inhospitable, and the climate bitter cold. Perhaps they would have perished altogether, had Native Americans not taught them how to cultivate corn, a staple crop in the New World. To celebrate their survival, the settlers and some indigenous people held a joint feast in 1621, which is now believed to be the first thanksgiving. Sadly, the harmony would not last.
Corn was first domesticate d in Mexico around 10,000 years ago