Food & Dyes & Medicine

Native American food, dyes, and medicine plants Native American medicines can be spiritual or physical. Each animate and inanimate object in our world holds its own special powers, lessons, and healing qualities. Many modern medicines we use today have their basis in native American medicine teachings. Foods native americans consider tabboo


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Camas Lily was a staple food of many native tribes

The Camas lily was used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes and its root bulbs were collected to make bread, or roasted like a potato.

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Cattails are the perfect survival food, tool, shelter and medicine

Cattails can be found virtually anywhere in the wilderness where there is a water source and are a supermarket full of food and uses that can help ensure your survival.

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Cherokee Nation Grape Dumplings

This traditional recipe was originally made with gathered wild grapes called possum grapes. Today’s Indian cooks now often make it with Welch’s Grape Juice. Continue reading

Corn, beans and squash – An enduring trinity
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Native American super foods
Navajos have consumed horse meat since 1500s
Plants Harvested by the Washoe Indians
Porcupine Pot Roast
The Black Drink
The Standing People (trees) each have different qualities