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North American & Southern Native American Staple Foods
North American & Southern Native American Staple Foods

The staple foods for Native Americans are the combination of corn or maize, beans and squash which were called 'The Three Sisters".

Most every meal contains at least one or all three of these foods.

Native people planted the three plants together such that the beans grew on the tall stalks of the corn, while the squash formed a ground cover to protect the plants from weeds.

They grew corn or maize, for hominy and dried it to make corn meal. Flour for bread was made from dried, ground acorns.

They had plantations and grew potatoes, pumpkins, beans, tomatoes, peppers, sassafras, muscadines, blackberries, raspberries, other wild berries and wild onions.Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

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North American & Southern Native American Staple Foods
North American & Southern Native American Staple Foods

Other staple food are: Quinoa which is a variety of amaranth and sumpweed or marsh elder.

They also grew barley, maygrass, sunflower and foraged for mushrooms.

They harvested seafood, fish, oysters and salmon. And kept live stock like pigs.

They hunted wild game, boar, deer, duck, opossums, pheasant, quail, rabbit, raccoon, squirrels and buffalo.

These were all staple foods for the Western Native Cultures.

And all parts of the animal was used including chitterlings, which are fried large intestines of hogs, pork brain and eggs and livermush made from hog liver.Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

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Native American Bread

Submitted by: SKARLALS

CALORIES: 686.3  |  FAT: 26.9g  |  PROTEIN: 12.9g  |  CARBS: 95.4g  |  FIBER: 3.4g
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Native American Firewater Chili
Native American Firewater Chili

Submitted by: SKARLALS

CALORIES: 511.6  |  FAT: 20.5g  |  PROTEIN: 55.5g  |  CARBS: 25.6g  |  FIBER: 7.5g
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Native American Soup w/ wild rice & mushroom
Native American Soup w/ wild rice & mushroom

Submitted by: KITTY1970

CALORIES: 88.4  |  FAT: 3g  |  PROTEIN: 3g  |  CARBS: 12.7g  |  FIBER: 0.8g
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Wojapi - Native American Berry Dish

Wojapi is a thick berry sauce. If your berries are ripe and tasty, there is no need to add additional sweeteners.

Traditionally, it was not made with flour or sugar.

CALORIES: 40.5  |  FAT: 0.2g  |  PROTEIN: 0.5g  |  CARBS: 10.1g  |  FIBER: 2.5g
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Wojapi - Traditional Native American Berry Dish
Wojapi - Traditional Native American Berry Dish

Wojapi is a thick berry sauce. If your berries are ripe and tasty, there is no need to add additional sweeteners.

Traditionally, Wojapi is not made with cornstarch, flour or sugar. Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 41.7  |  FAT: 0.2g  |  PROTEIN: 0.5g  |  CARBS: 10.4g  |  FIBER: 2.6g
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Deer, Elk & Moose Steaks - Traditional Native American Dish
Deer, Elk & Moose Steaks - Traditional Native American Dish

Wild meats tend to have a "gamey" flavor. You can reduce that taste by skimming away all excess fat.

You can grill or pan fry your streaks.Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 599.5  |  FAT: 11.5g  |  PROTEIN: 105.4g  |  CARBS: 13.3g  |  FIBER: 3.4g
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Sassafras - Traditional (Ga-Na-S-Da-Tsi) Native American Tea
Sassafras - Traditional (Ga-Na-S-Da-Tsi) Native American Tea

Natural food stores carry Sassafras Root in a dried form. It will resemble wood chips. Sassafras tea may act as a diuretic, reducing excess water weight and swelling.Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 32.5  |  FAT: 0g  |  PROTEIN: 0g  |  CARBS: 8.8g  |  FIBER: 0g
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Squash Bread- Traditional Native American Recipe
Squash Bread- Traditional Native American Recipe

Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 64.1  |  FAT: 3.3g  |  PROTEIN: 1.4g  |  CARBS: 8g  |  FIBER: 0.4g
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Fried Hominy - Traditional Tsalagi (Cherokee) Native American Dish
Fried Hominy - Traditional Tsalagi (Cherokee) Native American Dish

Cherokee first settled in southeastern North American between A.D. 1000 and 1500. Cherokees referred to themselves as "the Real People" or "the Principal People", which in their language is Ani-yun'wiya' . Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 97.2  |  FAT: 3.1g  |  PROTEIN: 3g  |  CARBS: 14.2g  |  FIBER: 2.6g

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Grape Dumplings - Traditional (Tsalagi) Cherokee Native American Dish
Grape Dumplings - Traditional (Tsalagi) Cherokee Native American Dish

Dumpling Lovers Unite!!Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 372.4  |  FAT: 7.1g  |  PROTEIN: 6.8g  |  CARBS: 69.8g  |  FIBER: 1.8g

Very Good 4.0/5
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Fried Green Tomatoes- Taditional Cherokee Native American Dish
Fried Green Tomatoes- Taditional Cherokee Native American Dish

Many southeastern foods are adapted from the native tribes. Some of the Cherokee dishes are fried green tomatoes, greens or ramps, cornbread, hoecakes, bean bread, many peanut dishes.Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 122.1  |  FAT: 3.3g  |  PROTEIN: 3.1g  |  CARBS: 21.8g  |  FIBER: 2.8g

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Frybread- Traditional Seminole Native American Dish
Frybread- Traditional Seminole Native American Dish

My Mother is Creek and my Father is Seminole.

Making fry bread takes alot of practice. Keep trying if your first batch isn't perfect.Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 69.3  |  FAT: 2.8g  |  PROTEIN: 1.8g  |  CARBS: 9.2g  |  FIBER: 0.3g
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Chitterlings - Down Home & Native American Recipe
Chitterlings - Down Home & Native American Recipe

"Chitlins" or Chitterlings are the small intestine of a hog. My NA Grandfather was a hog farmer and he used every bit of the hog he could.

Cooked properly it is a fine meal. Use potatoes to absorb the smell of the chitterlings while cooking. Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 198  |  FAT: 17.3g  |  PROTEIN: 10.6g  |  CARBS: 0g  |  FIBER: 0g
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Traditional & Contemporary Native American Recipes
Traditional & Contemporary Native American Recipes

"Do you know American's Original People?"

In the 2000 census North American Indians and Alaskan Natives number only about 2.5 million.

Native American Indians believe that patience is considered a good quality and that respected members of some Nations are ones who shares and gives their wisdom and wealth to others.

My inspiration in collecting and sharing these recipes is to continue in that tradition of sharing wisdom and wealth.

My cookbook also has a Mini Tutorial for you and your family to learn "Pow Wow Etiquette"!

Enjoy,
Love, Vera

My Sparkpeople Cookbook is "Food Origins ~ Native American" is at: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/Cookbooks.a
sp?cookbook=462388Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

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Three Sisters Salad ~ Native American Dish
Three Sisters Salad ~ Native American Dish

Delicious! Enjoy this light fresh vegetable salad dressed with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt and black pepper!Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 217.4  |  FAT: 12.3g  |  PROTEIN: 5.6g  |  CARBS: 23.8g  |  FIBER: 4.4g
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Acorn Meal ~ Traditional Native American Food
Acorn Meal ~ Traditional Native American Food

Acorns taste like a cross between hazelnuts and sunflower seeds and were nearly as important a food to Native Americans as corn, squash and beans.

Cherokee, Apache, Pima, Ojibwa, and most all other Native Americans tribes across the oak growing North and South America routinely harvested and used acorn nuts from oak trees and they taught early settlers how to harvest and use acorns, corn and other traditional foods too. Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 193.4  |  FAT: 11.7g  |  PROTEIN: 2.9g  |  CARBS: 21.1g  |  FIBER: 0g
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Apache Acorn Cakes ~ Traditional Native American Recipe
Apache Acorn Cakes ~ Traditional Native American Recipe

Native Americans carried dried Acorn Cakes, Pemmican, shredded meat and or soups on journeys.

Pre-mix the dried ingredients in a zip lock bag to carry along on a camping trip to make Apache Indian bread over an open fire.Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 206.7  |  FAT: 8.4g  |  PROTEIN: 2.9g  |  CARBS: 32.1g  |  FIBER: 1.1g
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Cree Bannock ~ Bread on a Stick ~ Traditional Native American Recipe
Cree Bannock ~ Bread on a Stick ~ Traditional Native American Recipe

Native Americans have had Bannock cooking over a campfire for many many years. It's now becoming popular with campers.

Prepare a favorite bannock recipe, bake in an oven or divide the dough into egg sized lumps and firmly wrap each lump around the end of a four foot stick. Prop the stick securely over the fire until golden brown. Turn the stick to cook the bread evenly. Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 414.2  |  FAT: 17.2g  |  PROTEIN: 11.2g  |  CARBS: 59g  |  FIBER: 7.8g

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Manataka Acorn Bread ~ Traditional & Contemporary Native American Recipe
Manataka Acorn Bread ~ Traditional & Contemporary Native American Recipe

Acorn bread is a delicious, sweet, crumbly dessert bread that was introduced to Colonists by Native Americans. Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 176.6  |  FAT: 8.5g  |  PROTEIN: 4g  |  CARBS: 22.2g  |  FIBER: 1.2g

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Seminole Sauteed Alligator Tail ~ Native American Recipe
Seminole Sauteed Alligator Tail ~ Native American Recipe

Enjoy! This is a Native American favorite from the Seminole Indian Nation in Florida and other southern states. Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 196.2  |  FAT: 10.2g  |  PROTEIN: 19.4g  |  CARBS: 6.6g  |  FIBER: 0.3g
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Cherokee Eggs & Wild Onions ~ Traditional Native American Recipe
Cherokee Eggs & Wild Onions ~ Traditional Native American Recipe

For added flavor, cook eggs with melted bacon fat or cut calories and fat by using a cooking spray.Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 149.2  |  FAT: 10.8g  |  PROTEIN: 9.8g  |  CARBS: 3.5g  |  FIBER: 0.7g

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Algonquin Three Sisters Vegetables ~ Traditional Native American Recipe
Algonquin Three Sisters Vegetables ~ Traditional Native American Recipe

Fantastic Vegetable Dish! Serve with steamed Wild Rice and a grilled Venison Steak! Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 132.9  |  FAT: 1.7g  |  PROTEIN: 6.5g  |  CARBS: 25.1g  |  FIBER: 6.5g

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Firewater Chili~ Contemporary Southwest Native American Recipe
Firewater Chili~ Contemporary Southwest Native American Recipe

Fantastic!! Adapted from a Food Network recipe to reduce the calories and sodium content.Submitted by: VEHAMILTON1

CALORIES: 338.1  |  FAT: 10.1g  |  PROTEIN: 27.1g  |  CARBS: 25.3g  |  FIBER: 5.2g