Native American Gardening Techniques – Learn How Foods Were Grown in the Past

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Many people who are interested in green living are turning to Native American gardening techniques to learn how foods were grown in the past. Native Americans had to survive on what they grew, as well as what was available in the wild, for their survival. Some of the techniques that they used in the past are still used successfully today. [Read more…]

Traditional Food Preservation Methods Are Returning In Popularity Among Americans

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Traditional Food Preservation Methods Are Returning In Popularity Among Americans

We come across articles from newspapers printed in the 1800’s that contain recipes and cooking tips that you might find interesting. Some have become our favorites and others are simply amusing.

Traditional food preservation methods are returning in popularity among Native American tribes and communities in South Dakota. Elders are teaching youth about the traditional practice of sun-drying corn and wild berries. This tradition brings families together and can be passed on from generation to generation. Buffalo meat was also traditionally sun-dried; this practice is now more commonly done in a food dehydrator. Jerky or bapa (dried buffalo meat used in soups and stews) and sun-dried corn and wild berries are healthy foods that provide sustenance to the Native American diet. [Read more…]