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for thems. this family is a german immigrant family, but by the end of the 1850s they're going to be speaking english. in terms of their food, sitting down to dinner with them, yeah, they're going to have saurkraut now and then, but they'll mix in peas. corn is definitely going to be a staple of their diets. native americans are teaching europeans how to cultivate it and grow it, so they're going to combine that staple grain with foods they would have traditionally eaten in europe. you have a native plant to north america and bread, which is very common in europe, coming together to create corn bread. even in food and culinary practices. in terms of architecture, the room we're standing in resembles
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very much an english parlor. we have dishes on display to show fancy china. an english influence on architecture to create a room for guests and to display your fanciest goods, but we're right next to a very german bedroom. having the mom and dad of this household sleeping on the first floor is a very german tradition. that master bedroom is right next to this english parlor. then we have porches on the front and back of this house, which are a west african influence on american architecture as well. the house itself is just a whole big story of how these cultures are coming together and blending to create this new american culture that we still add to today. it's not finished by any means, but this is kind of where we're at by the 1850s. >> thanks for visiting the frontier culture museum today.
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