Across the eastern United States and Canada there are over 10,000 sacred mounds. Choctaw traditions link their mounds with their ancestors, corn, and the sky. One story tells of two hunters who feed a poor woman. She turns out to have magical powers and rewards the hunters and their people with corn. pbs: native America on youtube

For thanksgiving 2020, why not incorporate some truly “north American” food into the menu?  Visit PBS Food: native America for recipes such as: traditional Cherokee bean bread.

In this updated version, we take advantage of the popularity of Bean Bread’s cousin from the South, traditional Indigenous Mexican tamales, and use ingredients now readily available at almost any supermarket in America. Using some modern ingredients and a simplified cooking method, we are able to add seasoning elements to create a traditional dish you will want to make a part of your regular dinner routine! food blog: native america

The food blog was part of PBS: Native America, which originally aired in October 2018. Well worth a [re]visit.

Explore the world created by America’s First Peoples. The four-part series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents. PBS: Native America