Cherokee Nation keeps heirloom seeds for new generations

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is ensuring that traditional plants are around for future generations.

The tribe's Natural Resources department maintains seeds for plants with cultural and historical ties to the Cherokee people. Some species date back hundreds of years and aren't widely available.

Last year, the tribe sent out about 2,000 seed packets to its members. Demand this year is high, a specialist for the department said.

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