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Chippewa Indian Bean

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Chippewa Indian Bean

(Phaseolus vulgaris); a Michigan Connection variety; a Wisconsin Connection variety; Bush bean; Dual purpose: snap or dry; Minimum 20 seeds

The Chippewa are members of the Anishinaanabeg peoples which call Michigan home. In our gardens, this variety is robust and productive.

With its origins in northwest Wisconsin's Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation (Odaawaa-zaaga'igan "Ottawa Lake" in Ojibwe) the late Roscoe Churchill of Ladysmith, WI introduced this variety to the seed saving community in 2000. It entered his family in the early 1920s, when Adolph Haase, uncle to Roscoe's wife Evelyn, was gifted a packet of beans during a visit to the Reservation. Adolph planted this wonderful dual purpose bean, sharing them amongst his family which grew to include Roscoe with the 1937 marriage between Evelyn and Roscoe.

Our original seed stock came from Maine's Medomak Valley High School Heirloom Seed Project.

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