Description of your research.
†††† The purpose of
this research is explore the food culture among the
North American Natives including: primary food staples, traditional techniques
of food preservation and/or preparation, and ceremonial uses.
†††† Kalm, Peter, Travels in North America, the English Version of 1770. New York: Dover Publications, 1987. Reprint.
†††† I discovered this recollection of Peter Kalm listed in the bibliography of another source.†
†††† Lewis and Clark ,Original Journals (1806-1806). Online: content.wisconsinhistory.org
†††† This is a
wonderful website, amricanjourneys.org,
providing primary resource materials and eyewitness accounts of early American exploration
†††† Morgan, T.J., Correspendence between Secretary of Interior and Commissioner Morgan. Washington, D.C., January 5, 1891. Microfiche :University of Texas at Austin.
†††† The Perry Castenada Library at UT, Austin is an excellent resource for locating governmental documents.
†††† Smith, Miss Dorothy W., Recipes from Kiowa Women. Department of Interior: Office of Indian Affairs; Division Extension; Kiowa Indian Agency. Anadarko, Oklahoma:1934
†††† Although I did not use this specifically as a reference in this paper, I found the recipes presented useful and informative in developing a perspective of Kiowan food culture.
†††† Berzok, Linda Murray.† American Indian Food. Westport, Connecticut-London: Greenwood Press, 2005
†††† This work, although not as detailed as other more specialized works, yielded tremendous amounts of information regarding the multiple indigenous groups in North America.† I cited this work more often than any other due to the general availability of useful and applicable knowledge.
†††† Kavasch, E. Barrie.† Enduring Harvest:Native American Foods and Festivals for Every Season. Old Saybrook , Connecticut: The Globe Pequot Press
†††† This material was not as useful as I had hoped, however, it did lend some valuable information.† It was much less an encyclopedic or anthology and much more a reference to modern celebrations among contemporary Indian populations.
†††† Hassrick, Royal B. The Sioux: Life and Customs of a Warrior Society. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1964. Reprint 1982. Print.
†††† Hassrick presents a fantastic over view of the customs and
ways of Sioux society including first person interviews, primary documentation
and ethnological accounts.† Although
there is little emphasis on food culture in comparison to other more specialized
works, this text presented very useful and original information such as the
consumption of boiled young puppy at certain ceremonies.
†††† Hurt, R. Douglas. Indian Agriculture In America: Prehistory to Present. University of Press of Kansas, 1987.
†††† Hurtís text is a well-rounded overview concerning Indian agricultural techniques and technology.
†††† Sutton, Mark Q. Insects as Food: Aboriginal Entomophagy in the Great Basin, Menlo Park, California: Ballena Press, 1988. Print.
†††† This is a fantastic text addressing the use of insects in aboriginal subsistence practices as supported by archaeological evidence.† Sutton is thorough being sure to include first person recounts.† A very good source for a generally un-studied topic.
†††† Vennum, Thomas Jr. Wild Rice and The Objibway People. †St. Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society, 1988. Print.
†††† Vennums work is an exceptional reference for the uses: religious, political, and subsistence alike in the Northeast United States and Great Lakes area of wild rice.
†††† Phillip C. Crossley