Remember why Squanto and Samoset returned with herring? Herring is the name of a particular type of fish. Not only was herring as a token of friendship to the Pilgrims but was also used to fertilize crops. Squanto taught Freedom how to add herring to the soil around corn to help it grow faster and stronger. Also, Tommy wants me to let you know that herring is part of the Clupeidae family.
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