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Maple Sugar - A sugar obtained from the sap of the sugar maple tree.  maple syrup was first made by the Indians, chiefly those of the Algonquian tribes.  later they were taught by the French to render the syrup into sugar.

Indians drank the sap both fresh and fermented.  They poured the syrup over popcorn and this "sugar snowball," as the French called it, was the forerunner of the present day crackerjack.  Today the making of maple sugar and maple syrup is a major industry in some eastern states and parts of Canada.

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