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Thanksgiving Program: Re-Indigenizing Native Palettes

December 1 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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One event on December 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm


November is a time when families typically gather and share a meal in thanks giving. They do so as part of the perceived history of this country and believe the foods served at this annual meal to be traditional among Native peoples. However, each tribe had specific diets brought forth through a variety of means that had both local nutritional and spiritual value for the people.

 Come learn about tribal food ways, traditional food to specific regions, such as bison, salmon, and fowl, and how tribes today are working to re-indigenize their diets and move toward new food and economic sovereignty for their people. Learn about corn, a major trade and dietary staple among many tribes across the Americas, and how the contemporary food of fry bread is a measure of colonialism. Find out how tribes are reviving traditional rice farming in the Great Lakes area and more.


December 1
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 central street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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