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Native Americans and Mexicans
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Native American Origins 2 migration patterns Asia to Alaska through Bering Straits South America through Panama 400 different tribes Verbal Society Except Iroquois and Cherokees
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Native American Values Nature-based spirituality Many gods Sun God, Corn God, Rain God, etc. Nature respected Worked with nature, not against it The future was considered before taking action Looked 7 generations forward when making decisions about actions that might have impact on nature. Food valued as sacred Prayers before hunting, meals; festivals to honor food Exp: Green Corn Festival – Northeast Iroquois
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Native American Values Food always shared Communal; selling food inconceivable Hopi Indian marriage proposal Food valued for healing powers Willow bark tea Salicylic acid Sympathetic healing powers (like cures like) White fluid from dandelions given to nursing mothers Blood root used as compress to stop bleeding
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Generalized Food Habits Hunters, Gatherers and Farmers Diet: 65% Plants and 35% Animal Protein Superior farming techniques to Europeans Core Foods – the Three Sisters Corn Squash Beans
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Video: The Seed of Life 1. Maize mean what? 2. The Native Americans used what method of agriculture? 3. Planting was always done with what trio of vegetables? 4. Pellagra was prevented how? 6. Name three corn products that are the basis of many food products and packaging.
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5 Major Regions of Native Americans
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5 Major Regions Northeast Southeast Plains Southwest Northwest
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Has Native American food & culture had a major impact on “American” food and culture? How?
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course HTM 324 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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